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The founding father of modern political philosophy, Thomas Hobbes, living in an era of horrific violence, saw human life as meaningless and cruel; here, he argues the only way to escape this brutality is for all to accept a 'social contract' that acknowledges the greater authority of a Sovereign leader.
Paperback, 124 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Penguin Books (first published 1658)
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A new genre for me. though it's hard to digest some parts of the book, still i found this book a good one.
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Among other things, an intriguing attempt to understand nuanced and sophisticated emotions in terms of more basic impulses (approach versus retreat).
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Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury (also Thomas Hobbes of Malmsbury) 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 Wes ...more
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Leviathan On the Citizen The Elements of Law, Natural and Politic: Part I: Human Nature; Part II: de Corpore Politico with Three Lives Man and Citizen: (De Homine and De Cive) Behemoth, or The Long Parliament

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