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    Leviathan (Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Thomas Hobbes, Edited by J.C.A. Gaskin

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    DescriptionHe that is to govern a whole nation, must read in himself, not this, or that particular man; but mankind. Leviathan is both a magnificent literary achievement and the greatest work of political philosophy in the English language. Permanently challenging, it has found new applications and new refutations in every generation. Hobbes argues that human beings are first and foremost concerned with their own individual desires and fears. He shows that a conflict of each against every man can only be avoided by the adoption of a compact to enforce peace. The compact involves giving up some of our natural freedom to a sovereign power which will enforce the laws of peace on all citizens. Hobbes also analyses the subversive forces - religion, ambition, private conscience - that threaten to destroy the body politic, Leviathan itself, and return us to the state of war. This new edition reproduces the first printed text, retaining the original punctuation but modernizing the spelling. It offers exceptionally thorough and useful annotation, an introduction that guides the reader through the complexities of Hobbes's arguments, and a substantial index. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    Leviathan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Hobbes, Edited by J.C.A. Gaskin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 393 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199537280
    ISBN 10: 0199537283
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HPC, JPA
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    DC22: 320.01
    LC classification: B
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/17CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
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    BISAC V2.8: POL010000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A10170000
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    B&T Approval Code: A10204036
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15670
    B&T Approval Code: C25104220
    Thema V1.0: QDH, JPA
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    facsimile title-page and engraving
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    John Gaskin is Professor, Chair, and Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin. He is the editor of Hobbes and Hume in World's Classics.