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Hobbes considers it an axiom that rational beings seek survival. He reasons a community gains safety in subordination to a commonwealth. Much of his book is characterizing and justifying state sovereignty.

Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Commonwealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil

by Thomas Hobbes

Published: 1651

Project Gutenberg
Post Date: 2020-10-19
by Hannah Leitheiser