PayPal accepted MORE INFO

Close Notification

Your cart does not contain any items

$19.99

Paperback

In stock
Ready to ship

QTY:

Penguin Classics
01 August 2005
Political science & theory; Penguin Black Classics; Literature, Poetry & Criticism
The Leviathan is the vast unity of the State. But how are unity, peace and security to be attained? Hobbes's answer is sovereignty, but the resurgence of interest today in Leviathan is due less to its answers than its methods. Hobbes sees politics as a science capable of the same axiomatic approach as geometry- he argues from first principles to human nature to politics.

This book's appeal to the twentieth century lies not just in its elevation of politics to a science, but in its overriding concern for peace.
By:   Thomas Hobbes
Edited by:   C. MacPherson
Imprint:   Penguin Classics
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 31mm
Weight:   500g
ISBN:   9780140431957
ISBN 10:   0140431950
Pages:   736
Publication Date:   01 August 2005
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Hobbes, Thomas (1588-1679) is an English philosopher and political theorist, one of the first modern Western thinkers to provide a secular justification for the political state. Regarded as an important early influence on the philosophical doctrine of utilitarianism, Hobbes also contributed to modern psychology and laid the foundations of modern sociology. C.B. MacPherson was Professor of Political Economy at the University of Toronto.

See Also