Leviathan

or The Matter, Form, and Power of a Commonwealth, Ecclesiastical and Civil
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Born out of the political turmoil of the English Civil War, Leviathan stands out as one of the most in influential political and philosophical texts of the seventeenth century. It argues for the restoration of the monarchy, in light of the Republic, and calls for a commonwealth ruled by an authoritative, autocratic figure with absolute sovereignty. This would put an end to all controversy, war and fear, and establish peace via social contract. Over the course of the book Hobbes targets Christianity and contemporary philosophic methods, rejecting the idea of spirits and souls, and arguing for a philosophy to end divisiveness and provide indisputable conclusions. These highly controversial theses led to book burnings in 1666 and Hobbes being dubbed the 'Monster of Malmsbury'.

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Author(s): Thomas Hobbes

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Author(s): Thomas Hobbes
Narrator(s): James Adams
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Released: Jun 16, 2015
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Author(s): Thomas Hobbes
Narrator(s): Peter Wickham
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Released: May 17, 2017
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ISBN: #9781781980651
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Author(s): Thomas Hobbes
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Author(s): Thomas Hobbes
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Released: Jul 21, 2016
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