Thomas Hobbes

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The seventeenth century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes is best known for his political philosophy, as revealed in his magnum opus ‘Leviathan’ (1651). Hobbes regarded government primarily as a device for ensuring collective security. He argued that political authority is justified by a hypothetical social contract among the many, giving a sovereign person the responsibility for the safety and well-being of all. Hobbes also contributed to a diverse array of other fields, including history, jurisprudence, geometry, the physics of gases, theology, ethics and general philosophy. However, his enduring contribution was as a political philosopher, who justified wide-ranging government powers on the basis of the self-interested consent of citizens. This comprehensive eBook presents Hobbes’ collected (almost complete) works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Hobbes’ life and works
* Concise introductions to the major works
* Features rare treatises appearing for the first time in digital publishing
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Two texts of ‘Leviathan’: the first edition text and Molesworth’s seminal 1839 edition
* Includes Hobbes’ rare poetry– available in no other collection
* Features the translations, including the celebrated complete translation of Thucydides
* Hobbes’ scarce autobiographical work
* Features two biographies – discover Hobbes’ intriguing life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres


The Books
Elements of Law, Natural and Politic
Of Liberty and Necessity
Answer to Sir William Davenant’s Preface before Gondibert
De Cive
De Corpore
Six Lessons to the Professor of Mathematics
Seven Philosophical Problems
A Dialogue between a Philosopher and a Student of the Common Laws of England
An Answer to a Book Published by Dr. Bramhall, Late Bishop of Derry
Three Papers Presented to the Royal Society Against Dr. Wallis
Ten Dialogues of Natural Philosophy
An Historical Narration concerning Hersey and the Punishment Thereof

The Translations
Eight Books of the Peloponnesian War
The Whole Art of Rhetoric
Translation of Homer’s ‘Iliad’
Translation of Homer’s ‘Odyssey’

The Poetry
De Mirabilis Pecci, Being the Wonders of the Peak in Darby-shire
The Life of Mr. Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury
Historia Ecclesiastica Carmine Elegiaco Concinnata

The Autobiography
Considerations upon the Reputation, Loyalty, Manners and Religion of Thomas Hobbes of Malmsbury

The Biographies
Thomas Hobbes by George Croom Robertson
Thomas Hobbes by Leslie Stephen

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