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    • Leviathan

    • or The Matter, Form, and Power of a Commonwealth, Ecclesiastical and Civil
    • By: Thomas Hobbes
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 23 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 149
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
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      4 out of 5 stars 136

    The leviathan is the vast unity of the State. But how are unity, peace, and security to be attained? Hobbes’ answer is sovereignty, but the resurgence of interest today in Leviathan is due less to its answers than its methods: Hobbes sees politics as a science capable of the same axiomatic approach as geometry.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • For PoliSci Graduate Students as a Readalong

    • By deborah on 01-14-12
    • or The Matter, Form, and Power of a Commonwealth, Ecclesiastical and Civil
    • By: Thomas Hobbes
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 23 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 08-29-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 149 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Leviathan

    • By: Thomas Hobbes
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 22 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    Published in 1651, Leviathan is considered to be one of the most important works of political philosophy and a major contribution to the modern idea of central government. In the mid-17th century, England was going through a turbulent time of change and unrest, which likely shaped Hobbes' ideas on strong government. Thomas Hobbes established the social contract theory. He believed that self-government did not create the ideal state due to the human tendency to be self-serving, something he believed would eventually lead to chaos.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For the philosophical minds

    • By Nicole on 07-15-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Leviathan

    • Or, the Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil
    • By: Thomas Hobbes
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Born out of the political turmoil of the English Civil War, Leviathan stands out as one of the most in 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narration is good

    • By Christopher Kawaguchi on 07-07-18
    • Or, the Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil
    • By: Thomas Hobbes
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 05-23-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: $38.49