Thomas Hobbes (Author) David Johnston (Editor)
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This Norton Critical Edition includes:

  • The complete text of Leviathan , one of the most important works of political philosophy ever written, carefully-and faithfully-edited for 21st-century readers. Spelling and punctuation have been thoughtfully modernised and all archaic terms have been footnoted. The result is the most accessible edition of Leviathan available.
  • Essential background material, including Pierre Bayle's biographical assessment, Hobbes's response to criticism of Leviathan and a selection of key critiques.
  • Six major critical interpretations by Kinch Hoekstra, Eleanor Curran, Teresa M. Bejan, Quentin Skinner, Arash Abizadeh and Jane S. Jacquette.
  • A select glossary of words, a select glossary of proper names, a bibliography and a note on the text.

Product Details

WW Norton & Co
Publish Date
14 February 2020

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