Leviathan

Author: Thomas Hobbes
Publisher: First Avenue Editions
ISBN: 9781541518421
Release Date: 2018-01-01
Genre: Philosophy

During the upheaval of the English Civil War in the seventeenth century, political philosopher Thomas Hobbes composed his masterwork, Leviathan. It was first published in 1651, between the trial and execution of King Charles I and the creation of the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. In his book, Hobbes argued that a strong and undivided central government was necessary to maintain societal order. By accepting the rule of a sovereign authority figure—which Hobbes called the "Leviathan" after the biblical sea monster—humans could avoid being ruled instead by self-interest and fear, and so escape humankind's natural state of war and violence. This is an unabridged version of Hobbes's most famous philosophical text, which established social contract theory and remained influential in political philosophy for centuries.

Hobbes s Leviathan

Author: T. Hobbes
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 9785876352644
Release Date: 1651
Genre: History

Reprinted from the edition of 1651

Hobbe s Leviathan

Author: Thomas Hobbes
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:889323603
Release Date: 1651
Genre: Political science


Hobbes On the Citizen

Author: Thomas Hobbes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521437806
Release Date: 1998-08-20
Genre: History

De Cive (On the Citizen) is the first full exposition of the political thought of Thomas Hobbes, the greatest English political philosopher of all time. Professors Tuck and Silverthorne have undertaken the first complete translation since 1651, a rendition long thought (in error) to be at least sanctioned by Hobbes himself. On the Citizen is written in a clear, straightforward, expository style, offering students a more digestible account of Hobbes's political thought than even the Leviathan itself. This new translation is itself a very significant scholarly event.

Leviathan 1651

Author: Thomas Hobbes
Publisher: Scolar Press
ISBN: UOM:39015046338086
Release Date: 1969-06
Genre: Political Science


Leviathan

Author: Thomas Hobbes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781441110985
Release Date: 2006-01-15
Genre: Philosophy

By a deep and careful analysis of the text, enabling a new printing history of Leviathan to be constructed, this edition demonstrates that the traditional picture is substantially wrong. Both the Bear and Ornaments editions contain corrections and changes by Hobbes himself and are therefore central to reconstructing his text. In their substantial Introduction the editors examine all previous editions of Leviathan (as well as the manuscript copy prepared for Hobbes as a presentation copy for the King), throwing light on its history and calling into question the assumptions of previous editors. They thus provide an entirely new picture of its production. Schuhmann and Rogers also make full use of the Latin edition of Leviathan, published in 1668 when Hobbes was 80 years old. Through these new perspectives they are able to offer the first complete critical edition to take proper account of the publishing history and of Hobbes's own wishes. The result is as definitive an edition of Leviathan as modern scholarship can provide.

Hobbes Leviathan

Author: Thomas Hobbes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521567971
Release Date: 1996-08-28
Genre: History

Hobbes' Leviathan is arguably the greatest piece of political philosophy written in the English language. Since its first publication, Richard Tuck's edition of Leviathan has been recognized as the single most accurate and authoritative text, and for this revised edition Professor Tuck has provided a much-amplified and expanded introduction. Other vital study aids include an extensive guide to further reading, a note on textual matters, a chronology of important events and brief biographies of important persons mentioned in Hobbes' text.

Hobbesian Applied Ethics and Public Policy

Author: Shane D. Courtland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315534398
Release Date: 2017-07-20
Genre: Philosophy

Most philosophers and political scientists readily admit that Thomas Hobbes is a significant figure in the history of political thought. His theory was, arguably, one of the first to provide a justification for political legitimacy from the perspective of each individual subject. Many excellent books and articles have examined the justification and structure of Hobbes’ commonwealth, ethical system, and interpretation of Christianity. What is troubling is that the Hobbesian project has been largely missing in the applied ethics and public policy literature. We often find applications of Kantian deontology, Bentham’s or Mill’s utilitarianism, Rawls’s contractualism, the ethics of care, and various iterations of virtue ethics. Hobbesian accounts are routinely ignored and often derided. This is unfortunate because Hobbes’s project offers a unique perspective. To ignore it, when such a perspective would be fruitful to apply to another set of theoretical questions, is a problem in need of a remedy. This volume seeks to eliminate (or, at the very least, partially fill) this gap in the literature. Not only will this volume appeal to those that are generally familiar with Hobbesian scholarship, it will also appeal to a variety of readers that are largely unfamiliar with Hobbes.

Historical Dictionary of Hobbes s Philosophy

Author: Juhana Lemetti
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810875333
Release Date: 2011-12-16
Genre: Philosophy

The Historical Dictionary of Hobbes's Philosophy offers a comprehensive guide to the many facets of Hobbes's work. Through its chronology, introductory essay, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on concepts, people, works, and technical terms, Hobbes's impact on philosophy and related fields is made accessible to the reader in this must-have reference. Intended as a reference to learn about particular aspects of Hobbes, it also serves as a quick guide to check information and find the relevant secondary literature on Hobbes. It is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Thomas Hobbes.

Hobbes on Civil Association

Author: Michael Oakeshott
Publisher:
ISBN: 0865972915
Release Date: 1975
Genre: Philosophy

Of Michael Oakeshott and his interest in Thomas Hobbes, Professor Paul Franco has written, "The themes Oakeshott stresses in his interpretation of Hobbes are . . . skepticism about the role of reason in politics, allegiance to the morality of individuality as opposed to any sort of collectivism, and the principle of a noninstrumental, nonpurposive mode of political association, namely, civil association." Of Hobbes's Leviathan, Oakeshott has written, "Leviathan is the greatest, perhaps the sole, masterpiece of political philosophy written in the English language." Hobbes on Civil Association consists of Oakeshott's four principal essays on Hobbes and on the nature of civil association as civil association pertains to ordered liberty. The essays are "Introduction to Leviathan" (1946); "The Moral Life in the Writings of Thomas Hobbes" (1960); "Dr. Leo Strauss on Hobbes" (1937); and, "Leviathan A Myth" (1947). The foreword remarks the place of these essays within Oakeshott's entire corpus. Michael Oakeshott (1901-1990) was Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and the author of many essays, among them those collected in Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays and On History and Other Essays, both now published by Liberty Fund. Paul Franco is a Professor in the Department of Government at Bowdoin College. Please note: This title is available as an ebook for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes.

Accountability in Public Policy Partnerships

Author: J. Steets
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230290617
Release Date: 2010-10-13
Genre: Political Science

A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org . This book presents a new model of accountability which ensures that public-private partnerships don't erode public accountability. It defines concrete accountability standards for different types of partnerships.

Hobbes and Republican Liberty

Author: Quentin Skinner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521886765
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

A dazzling comparison of two rival theories about the nature of human liberty.