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Leviathan
by Thomas Hobbes and C. B. MacPherson


Overview - Its appeal to the twentieth century lies not just in its elevation of politics to a science, but in its overriding concern for peace. Its argument that the state of nature, in which life is 'nasty, brutish and short (and patriarchal), is important, but so too is its systematic analysis of power, and its convincing apologia for the then emergent market society in which we still live.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Its appeal to the twentieth century lies not just in its elevation of politics to a science, but in its overriding concern for peace. Its argument that the state of nature, in which life is 'nasty, brutish and short (and patriarchal), is important, but so too is its systematic analysis of power, and its convincing apologia for the then emergent market society in which we still live.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780140431957
  • ISBN-10: 0140431950
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: June 1982
  • Page Count: 736
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP

Series: Penguin Classics

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