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Leviathan after 350 Years

Tom Sorell and Luc Foisneau

Abstract

This book brings together chapters that discuss Hobbes's masterpiece after three and a half centuries. The contributors address three different themes. The first is the place of Leviathan within Hobbes's output as a political philosopher. What does Leviathan add to The Elements of Law (1640) and De Cive (1642; 1647)? What is the relation between the English Leviathan and the Latin version of the book (1668)? Does Leviathan deserve its pre-eminence? The second theme concerns the connections between Hobbes's psychology and Hobbes's politics. The chapters discuss Hobbes's curious views on the sig ... More

Keywords: Hobbes, laughter, passionlessness, the Bible, political authority, The Elements of Law, De Cive

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199264612
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264612.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Sorell, editor
Department of Philosophy, University of Essex
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Luc Foisneau, editor
CNRS, Paris
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