Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes

eBook - 2009
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In this volume, Dr Bounce (University of Cambridge) introduces Hobbes' ambitious philosophical project to discover the principles that govern the social world. Although we may dispute Hobbes' immodest assessment that he successfully attained this goal, Bunce nevertheless captures the extraordinary enduring value of Hobbes' work for the contemporary reader. Thomas Hobbes's name and the title of his most famous work, Leviathan, have come to be synonymous with the idea that the natural state of humankind is 'nasty, brutish, and short' and only the intervention of a munificent overlord may spare m.
Publisher: New York : Continuum, ©2009.
ISBN: 9781441170231
1441170235
9781283206945
1283206943
9780826429797
0826429793
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 163 pages) : illustrations.

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