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Leviathan

Hobbes, t.

9780140431957 - Leviathan
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Artikelomschrijving

Viewing politics as a science capable of the same axiomatic approach as mathematics, Thomas Hobbes Leviathan retains its appeal for the modern reader, not just in its elevation of politics to a science, but in its overriding concern for peace. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction by C.B. Macpherson. Written during the turmoil of the English Civil War, Leviathan is an ambitious and highly original work of political philosophy. Claiming that mans 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 solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short life he believed human beings would otherwise experience. This world view shocked many of Hobbes contemporaries, and his work was publicly burnt for sedition and blasphemy when it was first published. But in his rejection of Aristotles 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 new world of political science.

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Auteur Hobbes, t.
ISBN/EAN 9780140431957
Druk 1
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Artikelomschrijving

Viewing politics as a science capable of the same axiomatic approach as mathematics, Thomas Hobbes Leviathan retains its appeal for the modern reader, not just in its elevation of politics to a science, but in its overriding concern for peace. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction by C.B. Macpherson. Written during the turmoil of the English Civil War, Leviathan is an ambitious and highly original work of political philosophy. Claiming that mans 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 solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short life he believed human beings would otherwise experience. This world view shocked many of Hobbes contemporaries, and his work was publicly burnt for sedition and blasphemy when it was first published. But in his rejection of Aristotles 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 new world of political science.

Specificaties

Auteur Hobbes, t.
ISBN/EAN 9780140431957
Druk 1