ISBN10: ISBN13: 9798568592112 Publisher: Independently Published Published: Nov 21 2020 Pages: 384 Language: English
"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. This worldview shocked many of Thomas Hobbes's contemporaries. 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.