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Hobbes and the Social Contract Tradition

ISBN13: 9780521368278
ISBN: 0521368278
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $60.0
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Pages: 316
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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.