Boek cover Leviathan van Thomas Hobbes (Paperback)

Leviathan

Or the Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiastical and CIVILL

Engels | Paperback | 9780486821535
Paperback 13,09
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uitgever Dover Publications Inc.
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Paperback
Aantal paginas 416 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Co-auteur Thomas Hobbs
Illustrator Murat Ukray
Co-illustrator Murat Ukray
Redacteur Ian Shapiro
Co-redacteur David Johnston
Uitgever Dover Publications Inc.
Extra groot lettertype Nee
Gewicht 308 g
Studieboek Ja
Verpakking breedte 127 mm
Verpakking hoogte 203 mm
Verpakking lengte 203 mm

Boekbeschrijving

Written during a moment in English history when the political and social structures as well as methods of science were in flux and open to interpretation, Leviathan played an essential role in the development of the modern world. Thomas Hobbes, an outspoken royalist, fled to France during the English Civil War. There he wrote this polemic, in which he calls for a powerful sovereign &; a ''Leviathan'' &; to act as an enforcer of peace and justice.
Hobbes's articulation of this long-contemplated philosophy of political and natural science was finally published in 1651, two years after the overthrow and execution of King Charles I. It met with a firestorm of controversy that included charges of treason and sedition, but survived to rank among the greatest works in the history of ideas. This edition of Hobbes's landmark work is based on the original text, offering both flavorful authenticity and the utmost clarity of expression.

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