Frontispiece of Thomas Hobbe's "Leviathan"

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Title

Frontispiece of Thomas Hobbe's "Leviathan"

Subject

1600s Philosophy

Description

This famous image was the cover of Thomas Hobbes' "Leviathan"; it depicts a figurative representation of Hobbes' 'social contract', in which each individual person assents to the rule of a greater monarchy.

Creator

Abraham Bosse

Source

https://www.college.columbia.edu/core/content/frontispiece-thomas-hobbes%E2%80%99-leviathan-abraham-bosse-creative-input-thomas-hobbes-1651

Publisher

Columbia College

Date

1651 (First Published)

Contributor

Arséne Lupin

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

"Leviathan" by Thomas Hobbes

Format

JPEG Image
432 x 676

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Coverage

This image is still widely cited as a perfect visual depiction of Hobbes' idea of the 'social contract', which itself lies in direct opposition to John Locke's idea of 'natural rights'.

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Original Format

Illustration

Files

Leviathan.jpg

Citation

Abraham Bosse, “Frontispiece of Thomas Hobbe's "Leviathan",” Enlightenmens, accessed November 29, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/672.

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