Author: Thomas Hobbes

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 154151842X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 708

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During the upheaval of the English Civil War in the seventeenth century, political philosopher Thomas Hobbes composed his masterwork, Leviathan. It was first published in 1651, between the trial and execution of King Charles I and the creation of the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. In his book, Hobbes argued that a strong and undivided central government was necessary to maintain societal order. By accepting the rule of a sovereign authority figure—which Hobbes called the "Leviathan" after the biblical sea monster—humans could avoid being ruled instead by self-interest and fear, and so escape humankind's natural state of war and violence. This is an unabridged version of Hobbes's most famous philosophical text, which established social contract theory and remained influential in political philosophy for centuries.

Hobbes: On the Citizen


Author: Thomas Hobbes,Richard Tuck,Michael Silverthorne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521437806

Category: History

Page: 250

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De Cive (On the Citizen) is the first full exposition of the political thought of Thomas Hobbes, the greatest English political philosopher of all time. Professors Tuck and Silverthorne have undertaken the first complete translation since 1651, a rendition long thought (in error) to be at least sanctioned by Hobbes himself. On the Citizen is written in a clear, straightforward, expository style, offering students a more digestible account of Hobbes's political thought than even the Leviathan itself. This new translation is itself a very significant scholarly event.

Hobbes's Leviathan


Author: T. Hobbes

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5876352640

Category: History

Page: 557

View: 9740

Reprinted from the edition of 1651

An Enduring Vision

Revelation Revealed


Author: Austin Cooke,Rod Cooke

Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.

ISBN: 1479600970

Category: Religion

Page: 730

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An historic and prophetic exposition of John's Apocalypse. The book of Revelation begins with a promise: “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near” (Rev. 1:3). God calls us to faithfully study His Word and understand the truths about where we have been, where we are, and where we are going so that we may stand firm in these last days. An Enduring Vision: Revelation Revealed is an in-depth exposition of the book of Revelation. An avid student of the Bible, history, and Spirit of Prophecy, Pastor Austin Cooke thoroughly examines Revelation in light of history and presents a solid interpretation of prophecy based on Bible truth, drawing from sources that date back to the 1700s all the way to modern publications. This book will engage you with its in-depth study of history, amaze you as to the accuracy of God’s prophecies, and inspire you to be ready for the second advent of Jesus. The time is near! May you be blessed as you study the book of Revelation, An Enduring Vision. “Austin Cooke’s commentary on the Book of Revelation is one of the most extensive books that present traditional historicism from an Adventist perspective. It contains a rich collection of historical sources that provide credible evidence for the fulfillment of prophecies throughout history. The author successfully argues the validity of the historicist approach to prophecy in a time when interpretations influenced by historical criticism, futurism, and idealism confuse belief in the historical milestones that mark the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.” P. Gerard Damsteegt, Dr. Theol. Dept. of Church History, Andrews University “From his long and deep association with the book of Revelation, Pastor Austin Cooke has produced this thoughtful and sound work. This book is strongly recommended to every reader interested in prophecy.” William H. Shea, MD, PhD Retired, Biblical Research Institute “I have edited and reviewed many books about Bible prophecy and the books of Daniel and Revelation, and this book may be the most extensive and well-documented volume I have come across. Scholarly in nature, it is also easy to read and understand for the average Bible student. Furthermore, the Holy Spirit played an important role in this exposition. Whenever the author would encounter a difficult passage, which many other commentators had bypassed, he would pray for special guidance and understanding before retiring for the night. Without fail, he would awake in the early hours with the explanation clear in his mind.”—Kalie Kelch, Editor, TEACH Services, Inc.

Accountability in Public Policy Partnerships


Author: J. Steets

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230290612

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org . This book presents a new model of accountability which ensures that public-private partnerships don't erode public accountability. It defines concrete accountability standards for different types of partnerships.

Hobbes on Civil Association


Author: Michael Oakeshott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780865972919

Category: Philosophy

Page: 173

View: 4364

Of Michael Oakeshott and his interest in Thomas Hobbes, Professor Paul Franco has written, "The themes Oakeshott stresses in his interpretation of Hobbes are . . . skepticism about the role of reason in politics, allegiance to the morality of individuality as opposed to any sort of collectivism, and the principle of a noninstrumental, nonpurposive mode of political association, namely, civil association." Of Hobbes's Leviathan, Oakeshott has written, "Leviathan is the greatest, perhaps the sole, masterpiece of political philosophy written in the English language." Hobbes on Civil Association consists of Oakeshott's four principal essays on Hobbes and on the nature of civil association as civil association pertains to ordered liberty. The essays are "Introduction to Leviathan" (1946); "The Moral Life in the Writings of Thomas Hobbes" (1960); "Dr. Leo Strauss on Hobbes" (1937); and, "Leviathan A Myth" (1947). The foreword remarks the place of these essays within Oakeshott's entire corpus. Michael Oakeshott (1901-1990) was Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and the author of many essays, among them those collected in Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays and On History and Other Essays, both now published by Liberty Fund. Paul Franco is a Professor in the Department of Government at Bowdoin College. Please note: This title is available as an ebook for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes.

Man and Citizen

De Homine and De Cive


Author: Thomas Hobbes

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872201118

Category: Philosophy

Page: 388

View: 799

A reprint of the 1972 Doubleday edition. Contains the most helpful version of Hobbes's political and moral philosophy available in English. Includes the only English translation of De Homine, chapters X-XV. Features the English translation of De Cive attributed to Hobbes.

Hobbes: Leviathan

Revised Student Edition


Author: Thomas Hobbes,Richard Tuck

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521567978

Category: History

Page: 519

View: 3633

Hobbes' Leviathan is arguably the greatest piece of political philosophy written in the English language. Since its first publication, Richard Tuck's edition of Leviathan has been recognized as the single most accurate and authoritative text, and for this revised edition Professor Tuck has provided a much-amplified and expanded introduction. Other vital study aids include an extensive guide to further reading, a note on textual matters, a chronology of important events and brief biographies of important persons mentioned in Hobbes' text.

Historical Dictionary of Hobbes's Philosophy


Author: Juhana Lemetti

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810850656

Category: Philosophy

Page: 405

View: 8224

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) is one of the most important early modern thinkers. Though Hobbes is best known for Leviathan (1651) and the theory of absolute sovereignty, his works discuss virtually all the major problems of philosophy as well as science and mathematics, and contain the translations of classical texts like Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, a verse church history, and various essays. Hobbes spent most of his adult life in the service of the influential Cavendish family. The Historical Dictionary of Hobbes's Philosophy offers a comprehensive guide to the many facets of Hobbes's work. Through its chronology, introductory essay, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on concepts, people, works, and technical terms, Hobbes's impact on philosophy and related fields is made accessible to the reader in this must-have reference. Intended as a reference to learn about particular aspects of Hobbes, it also serves as a quick guide to check information and find the relevant secondary literature on Hobbes. It is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Thomas Hobbes.

Hobbes and Republican Liberty


Author: Quentin Skinner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521886767

Category: History

Page: 245

View: 9052

A dazzling comparison of two rival theories about the nature of human liberty.

A temple of texts

fifty literary pillars : an exhibit to inaugurate the International Writers Center


Author: William H. Gass,Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). International Writers Center,International Writers Center,Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Libraries. Special Collections

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: 51

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