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Description - On Hobbes by Alan Ryan

In Leviathan, Hobbes created the idea of a "social contract" and set out to explicate a doctrine for the foundation of states and legitimate forms of government. In On Hobbes, Ryan explains how he created the secular conception of the state and politics in one of the first truly modern works of political philosophy. Ryan explicates how current notions of individual rights, sovereignty, representative government and almost all liberal political theory find their foundation in Hobbes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780871408488
ISBN-10: 0871408481
Format: Paperback / softback
(183mm x 114mm x 20mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Alan Ryan

Alan Ryan was warden of New College, Oxford University, where he was a professor of political theory. He is the author of John Dewey and the High Tide of American Liberalism, Bertrand Russell: A Political Life, and On Politics: A History of Political Thought from Herodotus to the Present.

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