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Hobbes, Thomas 1588-1679

Works: 3,219 works in 11,077 publications in 20 languages and 215,325 library holdings
Genres: History  Pamphlets  Biography  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Author, Translator, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee, Creator, Recipient, Performer, Correspondent, Author of introduction
Classifications: JC153, 320.1
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Most widely held works by Thomas Hobbes
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

928 editions published between 1651 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 8,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leviathan is both a magnificent literary achievement and the greatest work of political philosophy in the English language. Permanently challenging, it has found new applications and new refutations in every generation. Hobbes argues that human beings are first and foremost concerned with their own individual desires and fears. He shows that a conflict of each against every man can only be avoided by the adoption of a compact to enforce peace. The compact involves giving up some of our natural freedom to a sovereign power which will enforce the laws of peace on all citizens. Hobbes also analyses the subversive forces - religion, ambition, private conscience - that threaten to destroy the body politic, Leviathan itself, and return us to the state of war
The elements of law, natural and politic : part I, Human nature, part II, De corpore politico ; with Three lives by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

194 editions published between 1684 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Hobbes was the first great philosopher to write in English. His account of the human condition, first developed in The Elements of Law (1640), which comprises Human Nature and De Corpore Politico, is a direct product of the intellectual and political strife of the seventeenth century. It is also a remarkably penetrating look at human nature, and a still relevant analysis of the fears and self-seeking that result in the war of 'each against every man'. Hobbes sets out the main lines of his general philosophy, later augmented in De Corpore, and the moral and political philosophy later made famous in Leviathan." "This is the first complete popular edition of Human Nature and De Corpore Politico, and it includes chapters from De Corpore and 'Three Lives', two from Hobbes's original Latin. These have never before been published together in English. Book jacket."--Jacket
Behemoth ; or, The long Parliament by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

139 editions published between 1679 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Behemoth is Thomas Hobbes's narrative of the English Civil Wars from the beginning of the Scottish revolution in 1637 to the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660. It is his only composition to address directly the history of the events which formed the context of his writings in Leviathan and elsewhere on sovereignty and the government of the Church. Although presented as an account of past events, it conceals a vigorous attack on the values of the religious and political establishment of Restoration England. This is the first fully scholarly edition of the work, and the first new edition of the text since 1889. Based on Hobbes's own presentation manuscript, it includes for the first time an accurate transcription of the passages which Hobbes had deleted in the text, and notes made by early readers."--Jacket
Leviathan : or, The matter, forme and power of a commonwealth, ecclesiasticall and civil by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

85 editions published between 1651 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparable to Plato's Republic in depth and insight, Leviathan includes two society-changing phenomena that Plato didn't dare to dream of -- the rise of great nation-states with their claims to absolute sovereignty, and modern science, with its unprecedented analytic power. To Hobbes, the leviathan -- a mythical sea creature described in the Old Testament -- represented his central thesis: that the state must be strong in order to control and protect its citizens. Even today, Hobbes's thesis in Leviathan is debated among scholars and philosophy aficionados around the globe ... Like Plato's Republic, this book contains ideas on psychology, ethics, law, language, and religion that continue to challenge modern thinkers and exercise a profound influence on Western thought. A classic treatise of philosophy, Leviathan is critical reading for anyone who wishes to examine the human mind through the prisms of government and society
A dialogue between a philosopher and a student of the common laws of England by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

41 editions published between 1681 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leviathan, parts one and two by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

37 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Broadview edition of Hobbes's classic work of political philosophy includes the full text of Parts I (Of Man), Part II (Of Commonwealth), and the Review and Conclusion. The appendices, which set the work in its historical context, include a rich selection of contemporary responses to Leviathan. Also included are an introduction, explanatory notes, and a chronology of Hobbes's life."--Jacket
De cive : or, the citizen by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

26 editions published between 1940 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and citizen. Thomas Hobbes's De homine by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

56 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

18 editions published between 1930 and 1988 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the editor's The philosophy of Hobbes in extracts and notes collated from his writings, published in 1903
Leviathan, or, The matter, forme, & power of a common-wealth ecclesiasticall and civill by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

79 editions published between 1651 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hobbes' 'Leviathan' is arguably the greatest piece of political philosophy written in the English language. Written in a time of great political turmoil, 'Leviathan' is an argument for obedience to authority grounded in an analysis of human nature
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

88 editions published between 1839 and 2003 in English and German and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leviathan, or, The matter, form, and power of a common-wealth ecclesiastical and civil by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

94 editions published between 1651 and 2016 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hobbes argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Influenced by the English Civil War, Hobbes wrote that chaos or civil war-situations identified with a state of nature and the famous motto Bellum omnium contra omnes ("the war of all against all")-could only be averted by strong central government. He thus denied any right of rebellion toward the social contract, which would be later added by John Locke and conserved by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. (However, Hobbes did discuss the possible dissolution of the State. Since the social contract was made to institute a state that would provide for the "peace and defense" of the people, the contract would become void as soon as the government no longer protected its citizens. By virtue of this fact, man would automatically return to the state of nature until a new contract is made). [Publit]
On the citizen by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"De Cive (On the Citizen) is the first full exposition of the political thought of Thomas Hobbes, the greatest English political philosopher. Professors Tuck and Silverthorne have undertaken the first complete translation since 1651, a rendition long thought (in error) to have been at least sanctioned by Hobbes himself. This new translation is both accurate and accessible: it is accompanied by a full glossary of Latin terms, a chronology, a bibliography and an expository introduction. Throughout, the editors have emphasized consistency in the translation and usage of Hobbes's basic conceptual vocabulary, respecting Hobbes's own concern for accurate definition of terms."--Jacket
The Peloponnesian War. The Thomas Hobbes translation by Thucydides( Book )

6 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The metaphysical system of Hobbes as contained in twelve chapters from his "Elements of philosophy concerning body," and in briefer extracts from his "Human nature" and "Leviathan" by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

43 editions published between 1905 and 2017 in English and German and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elementa philosophica de cive by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

147 editions published between 1646 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Cive ('On the citizen') was first published in 1642 under the title Elementorum philosophiae sectio tertia de cive, and one of Hobbes major works. It anticipates the classical republican line of argument in the better-known Leviathan. The famous phrase Bellum omnium contra omnes (war of all against all) appeared first in De Cive. This work comprises three parts: Libertas (liberty), Imperium (dominion), and Religio (religion). In the first part, Hobbes describes man natural condition, dealing with the natural laws; in the second, the necessity of establishing a stable government is indicated. Finally, in the third part, the most important statements are backed up theologically. De Cive was finished in November 1641 - before the English Civil War. The book was published in Latin in 1642; a revised edition appeared in 1647. It was translated into English, entitled Philosophicall Rudiments Concerning Government and Society (published in 1651). Macdonald and Hargreaves in their Hobbes bibliography record only one edition for the year 1669; there were 2, with identical title pages, signatures, and paging. In this edition the catchword on the recto of the 2nd prelim. leaf is "nun;" in the other it is "sui." Cf. NUC
Hobbes and Bramhall : on liberty and necessity by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking to answer the question of whether humans act freely and what freedom means, this text presents the 17th century debate between Hobbes and Bramhall. It also includes an historical and philosophical introduction explaining why the debate took place
Reason of state, propaganda, and the Thirty Years' War by Noel Malcolm( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Acclaimed writer and historian Noel Malcolm presents his sensational discovery of a new work by Thomas Hobbes: a propaganda pamphlet on behalf of the Habsburg side in the Thirty Years' War, translated by Hobbes from a Latin original. Malcolm's book explores a fascinating episode in 17th century history"--Page 4 of cover
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

13 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By a deep and careful analysis of the text, enabling a new printing history of Leviathan to be constructed, this edition demonstrates that the traditional picture is substantially wrong. Both the Bear and Ornaments editions contain corrections and changes by Hobbes himself and are therefore central to reconstructing his text. In their substantial Introduction the editors examine all previous editions of Leviathan (as well as the manuscript copy prepared for Hobbes as a presentation copy for the King), throwing light on its history and calling into question the assumptions of previous editors
Of man, being the first part of Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first part of Hobbes's revoutionary tome centers on the analogy of the physical body to the body politic and would fundamentally influence every theorist of the modern era
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הובס, תומס 1588-1679

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תומאס הובס

תומאס הובס הוגה דעות ופילוסוף פוליטי אנגלי, אשר התפרסם בעיקר בזכות ספרו "לויתן" אשר עוסק במקורות הלגיטימציה של השלטון המדיני והסמכות הריבונית

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The elements of law, natural and politic : part I, Human nature, part II, De corpore politico ; with Three livesBehemoth ; or, The long ParliamentLeviathan : or, The matter, forme and power of a commonwealth, ecclesiasticall and civilA dialogue between a philosopher and a student of the common laws of EnglandLeviathan, parts one and twoDe cive : or, the citizenMan and citizen. Thomas Hobbes's De homineLeviathan, or, The matter, forme, & power of a common-wealth ecclesiasticall and civill