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4 July 2013

Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Leviathan — is a book written by Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679) and published in 1651. The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory.  Dr Pete Woodcock from Huddersfield University provides us with 3 good reasons:
• Obligation
• The State
• Sovereignty
why Leviathan is still relevant today.

Quotations:


“In the state of nature profit is the nature of right”
 

"The source of every crime is some defect of the understanding; or some error in reasoning; or some sudden force of the passions."
Thomas Hobbes
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ftxxEc59D4