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Hobbes: Leviathan

Revised student edition

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Edited by Richard Tuck, Harvard University, Massachusetts

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Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan is arguably the greatest piece of political philosophy written in the English language. Written in a time of great political turmoil (Hobbes' life spanned the reign of Charles I, the Civil Wars, the Commonwealth and the Protectorate, and the Restoration), Leviathan is an argument for obedience to authority grounded in an analysis of human nature. Since its first publication in 1991 Richard Tuck's edition of Leviathan has been recognised as the single most accurate and authoritative text,…

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  • This is probably the greatest work of political philosophy in English
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  • It is edited by one of the most renowned Hobbes scholars in the world, newly appointed to a chair at Harvard University

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