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The Leviathan According To Hobbes Self Interest Is The First Principle Of Human Conduct Hobbes View This Behavior As The Base Element Of Social Confrontation I Very Much Agree With Hobbes Point Of View As Far As Self Interest Of The Individual Is Concern, I Also Agree With His View Of Human Life As As Being Short, Hash And Brutish His View On Human Nature Is Problematic To Say The Least And I Disagree With His Proposition That Only A Strong Monarch Leader Is The Only Prescription To Avoid Social Chaos

About the Author: Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes was a British philosopher and a seminal thinker of modern political philosophy His ideas were marked by a mechanistic materialist foundation, a characterization of human nature based on greed and fear of death, and support for an absolute monarchical form of government His 1651 book Leviathan established the foundation for most of Western political philosophy from the perspective of social contract theory.He was also a scholar of classical Greek history and literature, and produced English translation of Illiad, Odyssey and History of Peloponnesian War.

10 thoughts on “The Leviathan

  1. says:

    Not only did I disagree with Hobbes conclusions, I find his assumptions his arguments based entirely in Christian perspective essentially worthless The only value this tract served to me is to know thy enemy This is

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    Since some reviewers here seem to rate this work unfairly low because of their disagreements, ignoring both the importance of Leviathan and the basic power of the argument Hobbes forwards in it, I ll refer a couple of good,

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    Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil, Thomas Hobbes Leviathan, is a book written by Thomas Hobbes 1588 1679 and published in 1651 revised Latin edition 1668 Its name derives from the

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    PrefaceA Scheme of ReferenceIntroductionA Note on the TextSelect BibliographyChronology Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme, Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill Explanatory NotesIndex of Subjects PrefaceA Scheme of ReferenceInt

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    Both the conclusions and methodology of Leviathan are shocking to the modern reader Writing in the seventeenth century, Hobbes attacked medieval political philosophy and religion However, unlike the enlightenment philosophers he did not base his ar

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    A Monster of a Book12 Oct 2017 Woah, after three weeks I have finally managed to finish the behemoth of a book which, ironically, Hobbes also wrote a book with that name and I can now move onto something much lighter Anyway, there was a time, when I was yo

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    Hobbes s Leviathan appears draconian to most Americans who ascribe to classical liberal values Their rejection of his social contract coincides with an optimistic Lockean faith in the capabilities and moral fortitude necessary for negative liberties to survive Thi

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    Though considered to be one of the most influential works of political thought, this manages to be both tedious and frightening tedious because of Hobbes s labored phrasing and protracted reasoning, and frightening because his conclusions have been put into play by stars

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    Thomas Hobbes discourse on civil and ecclesiatical governance, he analyses this in four parts, firstly via a discourse of man and the first principles of society secondly he looks at the institution of a commonwealth and varying principles governing such, as here listed The sover

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    Leviathan is a major work of philosophy Full stop.It s interesting to think that this book is the fundamental root of a lot of ultra conservative brains On some level, I can understand this Hobbes defends the divine right of royal power to a certain extent and proceeds to define this pow

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