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Leviathan (Penguin Classics)

Leviathan (Penguin Classics)
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Description: Viewing politics as a science capable of the same axiomatic approach as mathematics, Thomas Hobbes' "Leviathan" retains its appeal for the modern reader, not just in its elevation of politics to a science, but in its overriding concern for peace. This "Penguin Classics" edition is edited with an introduction by C.B. Macpherson. Written during the turmoil of the English Civil War, "Leviathan" is an ambitious and highly original work of political philosophy. Claiming that man's essential nature is competitive and selfish, Hobbes formulates the case for a powerful sovereign or 'Leviathan' to enforce pe ... (more)
Manufacturer: Penguin Classics
Release date: 25 February 1982
ISBN-10 : 0140431950 | ISBN-13: 9780140431957
Tags: Sociology (2), Philosophy (2), College (1), History (1), Politics (1)
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