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The Resource On Hobbes : escaping the war of all against all, Alan Ryan

On Hobbes : escaping the war of all against all, Alan Ryan

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On Hobbes : escaping the war of all against all
Title
On Hobbes
Title remainder
escaping the war of all against all
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Alan Ryan
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eng
Summary
A guiding light to America's Founding Fathers, Hobbes created the first truly modern political philosophy. In Leviathan, one of the greatest works of political philosophy of all time, English philosopher Thomas Hobbes created the idea of a "social contract"and set out to explicate a doctrine for the foundation of states and legitimate forms of government. In On Hobbes, Alan Ryan explains how Hobbes created the secular conception of the state and politics in one of the first truly modern works of political philosophy. Inverting Aristotle's view of politics, Hobbes argued that humans organize themselves into political communities not out of any sociable impulse to pursue the good life in common, but rather out of an unsociable fear of one another and for the sake of avoiding the greatest evil of all: death. Ryan explicates how modern notions of individual rights, sovereignty, representative government, and almost all liberal political theory find their foundation in the work of Hobbes. Excerpted here are: Leviathan, The Elements of Law.--
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1940-
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Ryan, Alan
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
On politics
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  • Hobbes, Thomas
  • Political science
  • State, The
  • Social contract
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On Hobbes : escaping the war of all against all, Alan Ryan
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17770634
Dimensions
15 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780871408488
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
Media type code
n
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  • 18717871
  • (OCoLC)945784021
Label
On Hobbes : escaping the war of all against all, Alan Ryan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17770634
Dimensions
15 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780871408488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 18717871
  • (OCoLC)945784021

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