Or the Matter, Forme and Power of a Commonwealth Ecclasiasticall and Civil
ISBN10: 1596980818 ISBN13: 9781596980815 Contributors: Berkowitz, Peter (Introduction) Publisher: Gateway Books Published: Feb 17 2009 Pages: 619 Weight: 1.35lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 1.75" Language: English
Interest in Hobbes's agenda is not to deny Leviathan's contemporary relevance. To the contrary. To read Hobbes on his own terms is to discover a provocative rival to contemporary perspectives on morals and politics, one that challenges widely shared assumptions about the roots of our rights and calls into question common conclusions about the scope of political authority in a society based on the consent of the governed. At the same time, it is to encounter a complement to contemporary perspectives on the liberal state, one that offers a distinctive and powerful basis for the political order that conforms to reason and secures the conditions under which human beings with differing conceptions of the best life can pursue happiness as they each understand it.