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Leviathan (Unabridged)

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Leviathan (Unabridged)
ISBN: 9781781980651
Download Size: 1067 Mb
Running Time (H:M): 21:50:42
Release Date: October 2017
Originally recorded in 2017
Author
Thomas Hobbes
Reader
Peter Wickham
Genre:
Spoken Word
Philosophy

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Leviathan (Unabridged)
Thomas Hobbes
Read by Peter Wickham
Born out of the political turmoil of the English Civil War, Leviathan stands out as one of the most influential political and philosophical texts of the 17th 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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