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Of Man by Thomas Hobbes
  

Of Man

Part of the Penguin Great Ideas Series

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Synopsis

Of Man by Thomas Hobbes

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are. 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.

About the Author

Thomas Hobbes was an English philosopher and political theorist and one of the first modern Western thinkers to provide a secular justification for the political state. Regarded as an important early influence on the philosophical doctrine of utilitarianism, Hobbes also contributed to modern psychology and laid the foundations of modern sociology. He lived between 1588 and 1679.

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Book Info

Publication date

25th August 2005

Author

Thomas Hobbes

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
144 pages

Categories

Social & political philosophy
Political science & theory

ISBN

9780141023908

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