Hobbes and the Social Contract Tradition

Cambridge University Press (1986)
This major study of Hobbes's political philosophy draws on recent developments in game and decision theory to explore whether the thrust of the argument in Leviathan, that it is in the interests of the people to create a ruler with absolute power, can be shown to be cogent. Professor Hampton has written a book of vital importance to political philosophers, political and social scientists, and intellectual historians.
Keywords Social contract  Political science History  Political science Philosophy  Hobbes, thomas  Filosofia moderna  Filosofia politica  Politieke filosofie  Sociaal contract  Staatsleer
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Call number JC153.H35 1988
ISBN(s) 0521368278   9780521368278  
DOI 10.2307/2185030
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