The Resource Leviathan, or The matter, form, and power of a commonwealth, ecclesiastical and civil, Thomas Hobbes, (electronic resource)

Leviathan, or The matter, form, and power of a commonwealth, ecclesiastical and civil, Thomas Hobbes, (electronic resource)

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Leviathan, or The matter, form, and power of a commonwealth, ecclesiastical and civil
Title
Leviathan, or The matter, form, and power of a commonwealth, ecclesiastical and civil
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Thomas Hobbes
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Matter, form, and power of a commonwealth, ecclesiastical and civil
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eng
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The leviathan is the vast unity of the State. But how are unity, peace, and security to be attained? Hobbes' answer is sovereignty, but the resurgence of interest today in Leviathan is due less to its answers than its methods: Hobbes sees politics as a science capable of the same axiomatic approach as geometry. Written during the turmoil of the English Civil War, Leviathan was, in Hobbes' lifetime, publicly burnt and even condemned in Parliament as one of the causes of the Great Fire of London in 1666. Its current appeal lies not just in its elevation of politics to a science, but in its overriding concern for peace, its systematic analysis of power, and its convincing apologia for the then-emergent market society in which we still live
Summary
This presentation explores the social and political turmoil during which Leviathan was written, including an examination of the radical political philosophies spawned by opposition to the Stuart monarchy in England. It explains the materialistic foundation of Hobbes' philosophy and how this influenced his theory of man, society, and government. Special attention is paid to Hobbes' theory of the "state of nature", the social contract, and the governmental sovereignty. The right of resistance against unjust laws and the right to liberty of conscience are also discussed
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10081030
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Midwest
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1588-1679
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Hobbes, Thomas
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320
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1130
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other
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Read by James Adams
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1951-
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  • Adams, James
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True
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  • Political science
  • State, The
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or, the matter, forme and power of a commonwealth ecclesiasticall and civil
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Leviathan, or The matter, form, and power of a commonwealth, ecclesiastical and civil, Thomas Hobbes, (electronic resource)
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MWT10024919
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (23hr., 18 min.))
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unknown
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9781483076676
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Leviathan, or The matter, form, and power of a commonwealth, ecclesiastical and civil, Thomas Hobbes, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
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MWT10024919
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (23hr., 18 min.))
File format
unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781483076676
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT10024919
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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