He that is to govern a whole nation must read in himself not this or that particular man but mankind leviathan is both a magnificent literary achievement and the greatest work of political philosophy in the english language permanently challenging it has found new applications and new refutations in every generation hobbes argues that human beings are first and foremost concerned with . Leviathan oxford worlds classics kindle edition by thomas hobbes j c a gaskin download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading leviathan oxford worlds classics. Thomas hobbes was a british philosopher and a seminal thinker of modern political philosophy his ideas were marked by a mechanistic materialist foundation a characterization of human nature based on greed and fear of death and support for an absolute monarchical form of government. Editions for leviathan 0140431950 paperback published in 1981 kindle edition published in 2012 kindle edition 0872201775 paperback published i. Leviathan oxford worlds classics by thomas hobbes j c a gaskin and a great selection of related books art and collectibles available now at abebookscom
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