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De Cive - a book by Hobbes, Thomas

De Cive

De Cive( )
Author: Hobbes, Thomas
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $11.99
Book Description:

'De Cive' is one of Thomas Hobbes's major works. Originally written in Latin and published in Paris in 1642, the book made its debut in London in 1651 under the title 'Philosophical rudiments concerning government and society'.

The book anticipates themes of Thomas Hobbes' most famous work 'Leviathan'.

Book Details
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.49 Inches
Book Weight:0.85 Pounds
Author Biography
Hobbes, Thomas (Author)
Thomas Hobbes was born in Malmesbury, the son of a wayward country vicar. He was educated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, and was supported during his long life by the wealthy Cavendish family, the Earls of Devonshire. Traveling widely, he met many of the leading intellectuals of the day, including Francis Bacon, Galileo Galilei, and Rene Descartes.

As a philosopher and political theorist, Hobbes established---along with, but independently of, Descartes---early modern modes of thought in reaction to the scholasticism that characterized the seventeenth century. Because of his ideas, he was constantly in dispute with scientists and theologians, and many of his works were banned. His writings on psychology raised the possibility (later realized) that psychology could become a natural science, but his theory of politics is his most enduring achievement. In brief, his theory states that the problem of establishing order in society requires a sovereign to whom people owe loyalty and who in turn has duties toward his or her subjects. His prose masterpiece Leviathan (1651) is regarded as a major contribution to the theory of the state.


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