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Hobbes, Thomas 1588-1679

Works: 4,193 works in 12,679 publications in 18 languages and 242,055 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pamphlets  Epic poetry  Poetry  Academic theses  Portraits  Illustrated works  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Creator, Honoree, Dedicatee, Performer, Author of introduction, Recipient, Correspondent, Editor, 070
Classifications: JC153, 320.1
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Most widely held works by Thomas Hobbes
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

972 editions published between 1012 and 2019 in 14 languages and held by 12,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The renowned work by the English political philosopher examines the structure of society and legitimate government, arguing for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign
Leviathan, or, The matter, form, and power of a commonwealth, ecclesiastical and civil by Thomas Hobbes( )

54 editions published between 1651 and 2013 in English and held by 2,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To read Hobbes on his own terms is to discover a provocative rival to contemporary perspectives on morals and politics, one that challenges widely shared assumptions about the roots of our rights and calls into question common conclusions about the scope of political authority in a society based on the consent of the governed. At the same time, it is to encounter a complement to contemporary perspectives on the liberal state, one that offers a distinctive and powerful basis for the political order that conforms to reason and secures the conditions under which human beings with differing conceptions of the best life can pursue happiness as they each understand it
Leviathan, or, The matter, forme and power of a commonwealth, ecclesiasticall and civil by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

110 editions published between 1651 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,169 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
Hobbes and Bramhall : on liberty and necessity by Thomas Hobbes( )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,873 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
Of man, being the first part of Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,803 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
Behemoth ; or, The long Parliament by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

118 editions published between 1679 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,639 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
The elements of law, natural and politic by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

115 editions published between 1650 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1889, Ferdinand Tonnies published versions of two works by Thomas Hobbes. His editions of The Elements of Law: Natural and Politic and of Behemoth: or The Long Parliament were the first modern critical editions, based on manuscripts of works by Hobbes. Completed in 1640, The Elements of Law was Hobbes's first systematic political work. The book helps us see Hobbes's mind at work, for it is the first version of his later political works
Reason of state, propaganda, and the Thirty Years' War by Noel Malcolm( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,474 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
A dialogue between a philosopher and a student of the common laws of England by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

66 editions published between 1681 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a critique of common law by a great philosopher, this text should be of interest to anyone studying English political thought or legal theory
Leviathan, or, The matter, forme, & power of a common-wealth ecclesiasticall and civill by Thomas Hobbes( )

64 editions published between 1651 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,186 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
De cive : or, the citizen by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

23 editions published between 1940 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

43 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 950 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
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

79 editions published between 1839 and 2005 in English and German and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides( Book )

24 editions published between 1676 and 1989 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of Thucydide's history of the wars between Athens and Sparta is critically introduced
The Iliads and Odysses of Homer by Homer( )

41 editions published between 1677 and 1983 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elementa philosophica de cive by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

148 editions published between 1627 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 674 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
Selections by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

14 editions published between 1930 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the editor's The philosophy of Hobbes in extracts and notes collated from his writings, published in 1903
Gondibert : an heroick poem by William D'Avenant( )

23 editions published between 1650 and 1977 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Errata: prelim. p. [2]. Unfinished, ends with the "middle of the third book; which makes an equal half of the Poem". cf. Postscript. "The author's preface to his much honour'd friend Mr. Hobs" (p. 1-51) and "The answer of Mr. Hobbes" (p. 52-64) with a part of the poem were printed at Paris in 1650, under title: A discourse upon Gondibert, an heroick poem. Reproduction of original in Huntington Library. (marc) 12951736. (stc) Wing D326. (vid) 95940. (DLPS) A37179.0001.001. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at for further information or permissions. Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679
Thomas Hobbes Leviathan : a critical edition by G.A.J. Rogers and Karl Schuhmann by Thomas Hobbes( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 607 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
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