Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Leviathan

byThomas Hobbes

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In Leviathan, Hobbes set out his doctrine of the foundation of states and legitimate governments and creating an objective science of morality. This gave rise to social contract theory. Leviathan was written during the English Civil War; much of the book is occupied with demonstrating the necessity of a strong central authority to avoid the evil of discord and civil war.
Beginning from a mechanistic understanding of human beings and the passions, Hobbes postulates what life would be like without government, a condition which he calls the state of nature; much of this was based on Hugo Grotius' works. In that state, each person would have a right, or license, to everything in the world. This, Hobbes argues, would lead to a "war of all against all" (bellum omnium contra omnes).

Title:LeviathanFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 21, 2014Publisher:Some Good PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1632950685

ISBN - 13:9781632950680

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