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Author: C. B. MacPherson,Thomas Hobbes
ISBN: 0140431950
Language: English
Pages: 736 pages
Category: Politics & Government
Publisher: Penguin Classics; Fourth Edition edition (February 25, 1982)
Rating: 4.1
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Hobbes perforce lived quietly and published little more on political matters

Hobbes perforce lived quietly and published little more on political matters. At the age of eighty-four he composed an autobiography in Latin verse, and within the next three years translated the whole of Homer's Odyssey and Iliad. Series: Penguin Classics.

Leviathan (Penguin Classics) Mass Market Paperback – 1968. Leviathan ranks as a classic western work on statecraft comparable to Machiavelli's The Prince. by Thomas;MacPherson, C. B. Hobbes (Author). Written during the English Civil War (1642–1651), Leviathan argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Hobbes wrote that civil war and the brute situation of a state of nature ("the war of all against all") could only be avoided by strong undivided government. Mass Market Paperback.

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) was born in Malmesbury. Entering Magdalen Hall, Oxford, in 1603, he took his degree in 1608 and became tutor to the eldest son of Lord Cavendish of Hardwick, afterwards the Earl of Devonshire; his connection with this family was life-long. His first interest was in the classics, and his first published work a translation of Thucydides, in 1628.

Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil, commonly referred to as Leviathan, is a book written by Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679) and published in 1651.

Its name derives from the biblical Leviathan. The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory

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Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) was an English philosopher and political theorist, one of the first modern Western thinkers to provide a secular justification for the political state

Written during the turmoil of the English Civil War, Leviathan is an ambitious and highly original work of political philosophy. Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) was 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.

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By: Thomas Hobbes, . Books, eBooks & Audio. Hobbes's answer is soveriegnty, but the resurgence of interest today in Leviathan is due less to its answers than its methods

By: Thomas Hobbes, . Hobbes's answer is soveriegnty, 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. Written during the turmoils of the Civil War, Leviathan was, in Hobbes's lifetime, publicly burnt and even condemned in Parliament as one of the causes of the Great Fire of London?

Hobbes, Thomas (1588-1679) is an English philosopher and political theorist, one of the first modern Western thinkers . MacPherson was Professor of Political Economy at the University of Toronto. Leviathan Penguin classics.

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C. Macpherson's introduction elucidates one of the most fascinating works of modern philosophy for the general reader

C. Macpherson's introduction elucidates one of the most fascinating works of modern philosophy for the general reader. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

"During the time men live without a common Power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called Warre"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 peace and the law, substituting security for the anarchic freedom he believed human beings would otherwise experience. This worldview shocked many of Hobbes's contemporaries, and his work was publicly burnt for sedition and blasphemy when it was first published. But in his rejection of Aristotle's view of man as a naturally social being, and in his painstaking analysis of the ways in which society can and should function, Hobbes opened up a whole new world of political science.Based on the original 1651 text, this edition incorporates Hobbes's own corrections, while also retaining the original spelling and punctuation, to read with vividness and clarity. C. B. Macpherson's introduction elucidates one of the most fascinating works of modern philosophy for the general reader.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Understandably this book was written to the prince or king at the time of how to centralize power from monarchies to statehood. It is an insight to how the power structure operates and its intended goals. Follow this up with James Balko's, "Rise of the Warrior Cop: the militarization of police power" to catch a glimpse of where this philosophy has taken those who find themselves being ruled under these systems of thought carried into action. Law enforcement being an extension of state power, its is imperative to understand its basic construct!
Rare
Hobbes' thesis that the natural state of man is chaos and war is the primary justification he provides for an all encompassing authority to be placed unalterably in the hands of the Sovereign, or Leviathan. What he neglects to address is the absolutely corrupting influence such power has on the all too human Kings, Queens, and legislative bodies which hold such power over their fellow creatures.

There is a saying that if men were were angels we would not need government, or if that angels administered man's government then we would not need to worry as to constraining them. But neither of these delusions can be ever be achieved by fallible man, no matter how much certain individuals may otherwise hope. You cannot legislate morality and you cannot make men charitable by forcing them to give. And much to the annoyance of Plato, no amount of education or cultural refinement can immunize man to the ever present threats of avarice, arrogance, and blind ambition. There must be checks on this power if men are to retain their hard-fought liberty and if the ultimate power of the government is to maintain its rightful abode with the People.

As we in America have learned, there is a concept of government much more attuned to the particulars of human nature than the false bravado of Leviathan. It is limited government, where every individual choose for himself what he thinks is best, to the degree that he does not infringe on the natural rights of his fellows. Freedom of oppression from the government is our nation's calling card, and it has empowered and enriched man to a degree never before imagined. It seems that man's natural state, when guaranteed certain inalienable rights, was far flung indeed from an interminable warfare on his neighbors.

So, Hobbes had a lot to learn but perhaps not the opportunity to do so. However, I did enjoy and learn much from him in his thorough and unbiased defense of his monarchical position using the Scriptures. He has an immense mastery of them, and cuts through some of the more confusing points of contention between the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches. He even goes so far as to address the varying degrees of heaven, the existence (or not) of an everlasting Hell, and Baptism for the Dead. It provided me with an excellent base from which to further understand the faith of the early American colonists and the churches they established in the lead-up to the American Revolution.

Still, this is one of the more difficult books on this subject I've yet to slog through and so be warned that you may want to start with some lighter tomes on this subject.
Arcanefist
Find yourself eating up philosophies of political economy? Edify yourself by delving into a few sections of this book. I'd suggest finding a companion book or FAQ to help explain it even though it is straightforward. The intricacies of Hobbes abound under the right scrutiny. Those who have libertarian leanings might find this especially enjoyable.
Purestone
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes is a good collection of essays on subjects like matter, form and the power of a commonwealth. Hobbes describes sovereignty as the artificial soul with joints and members who do the duty of nerves as in the human body. Sense deals with the origin of thought; whereby, the external body is causative to the senses. Schopenhauer believed that the will and the physical body were conjoined. In Critique of Pure Reason, Kant clarified the notion of knowledge: "In whatever mode, or by whatsoever means, our Knowledge may relate to objects it is at least quite clear, that the manner in which it immediately relates to them is by means of an intuition."

Hobbes explains that much of memory is demonstrated in the experiential domain, although imagination is specific to human beings. The art of speech transfers mental discourse. Hobbes describes the bees and ants as coexisting in a society devoid of coercion. On the other hand, man is in continual competition for honor and dignity. Hobbes explains that the commonwealth acts in order to secure peace and common agreements between and among the members.

Overall, Leviathan is a helpful resource for philosophers, historians and all arts and science enthusiasts. The author clarifies subjects like the memory, the human body, experience and relations between people and nations.
Blackstalker
Such an epoch-making master-peace! Must read for any social science, economics and history professional or student. One of the books that made modern day western civilization.
Fenius
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Qumen
Authentic copy, noit as easy to read as a modern translation but certainly the words of the author!
I enjoy Hobbes on occasion and his views can be enlightening on some issues.
He can be a bit much for the modern day reader, but there would be much lost in changing the writing for "easy" reading.