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Hobbes on Civil Association, foreword by Paul Franco (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2000).
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The edition of Hobbes’s Leviathan in the Blackwell’s Political Texts was published in 1946, and it was then the only easily available edition of this work. But now that there are many others it has been allowed to go out of print. The Introduction I wrote for it has also been overtaken by the tide of more recent writing on the subject: the intervening years have been a notable period in Hobbes scholarship. It has, however, a certain meretricious buoyancy and I have consented to the publisher’s wish that it should remain in print. I have removed some of its more obvious blemishes and I have put it with three other pieces on Hobbes. The first came out of a lecture given at the University of Nottingham and was subsequently published in Rationalism in Politics, the second was originally published in Politica, and the third was a broadcast talk. I am grateful to Mr. James Cotton for his kindness in reading the proofs.
St. Valentine’s Day, 1974