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Leviathan Parts I and II - Revised Edition 

Leviathan Parts I and II - Revised Edition

Written by: Thomas Hobbes
Edited by: A.P. Martinich & Brian Battiste

Series: Broadview Editions
2nd Edition

Publication Date: December 22, 2010
428pp • Paperback / PDF / ePub
ISBN: 9781554810406 / 155481040X

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This revised Broadview Edition of Hobbes's classic work of political philosophy includes the full text of Part 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.

Please note that the Broadview Edition of the complete Leviathan also remains available.

Comments on previous edition:

"Internationally renowned Hobbes scholar A.P. Martinich has produced the definitive version of Leviathan for student use. Handsomely turned out by Broadview Press, this edition features a highly informative introduction, a brief chronology of Hobbes's life, as well as some useful notes on the text itself. Of special value are seven appendices drawn from the writings of contemporary critics of Hobbes's thought, including Filmer, Lawson, Bramhall, Hyde and others. Martinich has made a difficult but essential text as accessible to students as it is likely ever to become." - George Wright, University of Wisconsin

"An admirably accessible edition of Hobbes's masterpiece. The work is presented clearly, in its entirety, and with generous excerpts from Hobbes's formidable contemporary critics." - Kinch Hoekstra, Balliol College, Oxford University

"This very readable edition of Hobbes's Leviathan is an excellent resource for students of political philosophy and its history. The collection of published responses to Leviathan by some of Hobbes's most prominent contemporaries provides insight into the historical context in which he was writing, and philosophically challenging commentary on this great work of political philosophy." - Thomas Christiano, University of Arizona 

A.P. Martinich is Roy Allison Vaughan Centennial Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. Brian Battiste is a graduate student in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin.

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Thomas Hobbes: A Brief Chronology

A Note on the Text

Leviathan, Part I

Leviathan, Part II

Appendix A: From Robert Filmer, Observations Concerning the Original of Government, Upon Mr. Hobbes's 'Leviathan', Mr. Milton Against Salmasius, H. Grotius 'De Jure Belli'

Appendix B: From George Lawson, An Examination of the Political Part of Mr. Hobbs His Leviathan

Appendix C: From William Lucy, Observations, Censures and Confutations of Notorious Errours in Mr. Hobbes His Leviathan

Appendix D: John Bramhall, The Hunting of Leviathan, or the White Whale

Appendix E: Thomas Tenison, The Creed of Mr. Hobbes Examined in a Feigned Conference between Him and a Student in Divinity

Appendix F: From Pufendorf, On the Law of Nature and of Nations, in Eight Books

Appendix G: From Edward Hyde, A Brief View and Survey of Mr. Hobbes His Leviathan

Appendix H: From Thomas Hobbes, An Answer to a Book Published by Dr. Bramhall, Late Bishop of Derry; Called the Catching of the Leviathan

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