Title page from The English Works, vol. III (Leviathan)

Part of: English Works of Thomas Hobbes, 11 vols. The English Works, vol. III (Leviathan)

One of the major works of English political philosophy, Hobbes’ Leviathan was written during the English Revolution. It deals with the nature of sovereignty, how stable political power might be created, how wars might be avoided, and what is the proper relationship between a sovereign authority and the individual.