Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Hobbes and Leviathan
By Glen Newey
Published December 11th 2007 by Routledge – 310 pages
Series: Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks
Hobbes is one of the most important figures in the history of ideas and political thought and his book Leviathan is widely recognized as one of the greatest works of political philosophy.
In this GuideBook Glen Newey offers a balanced guide to this key text that explores both its historical and philosophical aspects. The author introduces:
The Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Hobbes and Leviathan is the ideal introduction for students who wish to understand more about this important philosopher and this classic work of philosophy.
Introduction 1. Hobbes Life 2. Leviathan: The Book 3. Human Knowledge, Reason and Ignorance 4. The State of Nature: Law and Right 5. State of Nature to Commonwealth 6. Contract and Consent 7. Sovereignty, State and Commonwealth 8. Law, Crime and Punishment 9. Religious Liberty and Toleration 10. Leviathan and International Relations. Conclusion
Glen Newey is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Keele.