Leviathan: Or the Matter, Forme and Power of Commonwealth, Ecclesiasticall and CIVILL (Classic Reprint)

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Hobbes published his Leviathan at that age of sixty-three, mystically composed of seven tirr. As nine, which was said to form in a man's life the grand climacteric. He published it for instruction of the people at large in the philosophic rudiments of government, which, as he reasoned them, established as the best safeguard of national prosperity the absolute rule of a King. The political philosopher who followed him, and laid down principles of govern ment that served as interpretation of the spirit of the English Revolution, was John Locke, whose Two Treatises on Civil Government, are in another volume of this Library.

Thomas Hobbes, son of a clergyman at Malmesbury, was from his earliest years an energetic student. He fastened so vigorously upon Greek and Latin, that as a school-boy he translated the whole Medea of Euripides into Latin verse.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Thomas Hobbes

Hardback

Published Date - August 24 2019

ISBN - 9780266784586

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2 cm

Page Count - 320

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