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Leviathan - Thomas Hobbes

Paperback Published: 3rd September 2007
ISBN: 9781604590548
Number Of Pages: 420

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Thomas Hobbes argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Influenced by the English Civil War, Hobbes wrote that chaos or civil war-situations identified with a state of nature and the famous motto Bellum omnium contra omnes ("the war of all against all")-could only be averted by strong central government. He thus denied any right of rebellion toward the social contract, which would be later added by John Locke and conserved by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. (However, Hobbes did discuss the possible dissolution of the State. Since the social contract was made to institute a state that would provide for the "peace and defense" of the people, the contract would become void as soon as the government no longer protected its citizens. By virtue of this fact, man would automatically return to the state of nature until a new contract is made).

ISBN: 9781604590548
ISBN-10: 1604590548
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 3rd September 2007
Publisher: Wilder Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.56