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About the Book

Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan, from 1651, is one of the first and most influential arguments towards social contract. Written in the midst of the English Civil War, it concerns the structure of government and society and argues for strong central governance and the rule of an absolute sovereign as the way to avoid civil war and chaos.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. lx-xcii) and index.

Series
Cambridge texts in the history of political thought

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
320.1
Library of Congress
JC153 .H65 1996c

The Physical Object

Pagination
xciii, 519 p. :
Number of pages
519

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL977343M
Internet Archive
leviathan000hobb
ISBN 10
0521560993, 0521567971
LC Control Number
96014525
Library Thing
2114
Goodreads
322879
359058
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