This series introduces students to the classic works of philosophy. Each guidebook considers a major philosopher and a key area of their philosophy by focusing upon an important text - situating the philosopher and the work in a historical context.Hobbes is one of the most important figures in the history of ideas and political thought and his book Leviathan is widely recognised as one of the greatest works of political philosophy.
In this new book Glen Newey offers a balanced guide to this keynbsp;text thatnbsp;explores both its historical and philosophical aspects. The author introduces: the relevance of Hobbes' ideas to modern political thought the major interpretations of Leviathan Hobbes' life and the backgound of the Leviathan The Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Hobbes and Leviathan nbsp;is the idealnbsp;introduction for students who wish to understandnbsp;more about this important philosopher and thisnbsp;classic work of philosophy.
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|Leviathan : the book|
|Human knowledge, reason and ignorance|
|The state of nature : law and right|
|State of nature to commonwealth|
|Contract and consent|
|Sovereignty, state, commonwealth|
|Law, crime, punishment|
|Religious liberty and toleration|
|Leviathan and international relations|
Glen Newey is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Sussex.