Ratings : 31295

Review : 562


Published : Nov. 19, 1981

By : Penguin Books

Language : eng

Paperback : 736 Pages

Published : Nov. 19, 1981

By : Penguin Books

Language : eng

Paperback : 736 Pages

Leviathan

31295 Ratings - 562 Review

According to Hobbes self interest is the first principle of human conduct. Hobbes view this behavior as the base element of social confrontation. I very much agree with Hobbes point of view as far as self interest of the individual is concern, i also agree with his view of human life as as being short, hash and brutish. His view on human nature is problematic to say the least and i disagree with his proposition that only a strong monarch (leader) is the only prescription to avoid social chaos.



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ABOUT Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury (also Thomas Hobbes of Malmsbury) was a British philosopher and a seminal thinker of modern political philosophy. His ideas were marked by a mechanistic materialist foundation, a characterization of human nature based on greed and fear of death, and support for an absolute monarchical form of government. His 1651 book Leviathan established the foundation for most of Western political philosophy from the perspective of social contract theory.

He was also a scholar of classical Greek history and literature, and produced English translation of Illiad, Odyssey and History of Peloponnesian War.