Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan

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Title

Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan

Subject

Excerpt from Hobbes's Leviathan, an early book on social contract theory.

Description

Thomas Hobbes's works, particularly Leviathan, influenced members of the Libertine circles in England, among them the Earl of Rochester and Aphra Behn. In this excerpt from Leviathan, Hobbes presents arguments about the causes of absurdity and ultimately claims that "all men by nature reason alike." A similar sentiment on the natural and innate ability of men to reason is featured prominently by Behn throughout Oronooko.

Creator

Thomas Hobbes

Source

Oronooko

Publisher

HathiTrust Digital Library

Date

1651

Relation

Oronooko
Aphra Behn

Language

English

Type

Book

Identifier

Hobbes, Thomas. Leviathan.

Coverage

Social Contract Theory, Libertinism, corpuscularianism, Enlightenment

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Original Format

Book

Files

Leviathan20.pdf
Leviathan21.pdf

Citation

Thomas Hobbes, “Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan,” Enlightenmens, accessed January 29, 2023, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/138.

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