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In A World Rife With Willful Chaos, How Can Order Be Restored Philosopher Thomas Hobbess Answer, Composed Amid The Violence Of The English Civil War, Revolutionized Political Thought His Solution Was A Commonwealth, Or Leviathan, A Body Politic Ruled And Protected By An Absolute Sovereign Its Power Would Be Dependent On The People To Exchange Their Freedom For The Security And Order Of A Common Law Only With This Social Contract, Hobbes Argued, Can Civil Peace Be EstablishedA Witty, Imaginative, And Eternally Provocative Philosophical Bulwark, Leviathan Was Burned Upon Publication For Being Seditious It Remains One Of The Most Influential And Fundamental Texts Of Social Theory Ever WrittenRevised Edition Previously Published As Leviathan, This Edition Of Leviathan Classics Editionincludes Editorial Revisions


4 thoughts on “Leviathan (AmazonClassics Edition) (English Edition)

  1. says:

    A handful of pebblesActually not just a handful, but a whole courtyard, making it difficult to run around Even if difficult, I do not regret having read this book with a unique title Leviathan I have the feeling that I have always since my young schoolboy times been aware of this strange book and book title What does it really mean Something that does not exist Something like Utopia Yes, really, Utopka of just Thomas Hobbes A thoroughly, in detail described society of ordinary men and women from Shakespeare era Not only the life, habits and environment, but also the language of the book Just as strange orthography and word order, difficult to understand as in Shakespeare plays And in similar manner also true Reading this book is really an exercise of abbrakadabbra How could one stand it all 600 pages The answer is with a stubborn attitude and modest expectations of outcome But that is not all There is an unexpected helping feature in the text itself, a very comprehensive net of subtitles all over the whole book Many writers would gain much following the exemple of Hobbes The frequent subtitles correct and make good what the pebble form text leaves confused At first occasionally, but soon systemathically, I made my notes of the whole book by copying the descriptive subtitles They are so descriptive that sometimes I doubted, whether they were originally included by Hobbes himself or introduced later by some heureka experiencing reader Their peculiar form hints to the original author or at least to a contemporary helper Eternall Torments what or Angel what or Inspiration what My main purpse of reading is learning than just entertaining For learning all headings and summaries are important aids No harm of them in entertaining, either.With all respect to the renowned author, I cannot from my point of view give than three stars to Leviathan.


  2. says:

    Hobbes thesis that the natural state of man is chaos and war is the primary justification he provides for an all encompassing authority to be placed unalterably in the hands of the Sovereign, or Leviathan What he neglects to address is the absolutely corrupting influence such power has on the all too human Kings, Queens, and legislative bodies which hold such power over their fellow creatures.There is a saying that if men were were angels we would not need government, or if that angels administered man s government then we would not need to worry as to constraining them But neither of these delusions can be ever be achieved by fallible man, no matter how much certain individuals may otherwise hope You cannot legislate morality and you cannot make men charitable by forcing them to give And much to the annoyance of Plato, no amount of education or cultural refinement can immunize man to the ever present threats of avarice, arrogance, and blind ambition There must be checks on this power if men are to retain their hard fought liberty and if the ultimate power of the government is to maintain its rightful abode with the People.As we in America have learned, there is a concept of government much attuned to the particulars of human nature than the false bravado of Leviathan It is limited government, where every individual choose for himself what he thinks is best, to the degree that he does not infringe on the natural rights of his fellows Freedom of oppression from the government is our nation s calling card, and it has empowered and enriched man to a degree never before imagined It seems that man s natural state, when guaranteed certain inalienable rights, was far flung indeed from an interminable warfare on his neighbors.So, Hobbes had a lot to learn but perhaps not the opportunity to do so However, I did enjoy and learn much from him in his thorough and unbiased defense of his monarchical position using the Scriptures He has an immense mastery of them, and cuts through some of the confusing points of contention between the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches He even goes so far as to address the varying degrees of heaven, the existence or not of an everlasting Hell, and Baptism for the Dead It provided me with an excellent base from which to further understand the faith of the early American colonists and the churches they established in the lead up to the American Revolution.Still, this is one of the difficult books on this subject I ve yet to slog through and so be warned that you may want to start with some lighter tomes on this subject.


  3. says:

    Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes is a good collection of essays on subjects like matter, form and the power of a commonwealth Hobbes describes sovereignty as the artificial soul with joints and members who do the duty of nerves as in the human body Sense deals with the origin of thought whereby, the external body is causative to the senses Schopenhauer believed that the will and the physical body were conjoined In Critique of Pure Reason, Kant clarified the notion of knowledge In whatever mode, or by whatsoever means, our Knowledge may relate to objects it is at least quite clear, that the manner in which it immediately relates to them is by means of an intuition.Hobbes explains that much of memory is demonstrated in the experiential domain, although imagination is specific to human beings The art of speech transfers mental discourse Hobbes describes the bees and ants as coexisting in a society devoid of coercion On the other hand, man is in continual competition for honor and dignity Hobbes explains that the commonwealth acts in order to secure peace and common agreements between and among the members.Overall, Leviathan is a helpful resource for philosophers, historians and all arts and science enthusiasts The author clarifies subjects like the memory, the human body, experience and relations between people and nations.


  4. says:

    The free community edition has many typos so it is difficult to read and ruins any trust that it is indeed the book of the author I cannot recommend it.