The frontispiece of the book Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes; engraving by Abraham Bosse

Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan, published in 1651, has long been recognized as (in Michael Oakeshott’s words) “the greatest, perhaps the sole, masterpiece of political philosophy written in the English language.”1 It certainly provoked violent opinions,...

 

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