Hobbes' classic work has set the tone for the course of political philosophy through to our own day. This new Broadview edition includes the full text of the 1651 edition, together with a wide variety of background documents that help set the work in context. Also included are an introduction, explanatory notes, and a chronology.
A.P. Martinich is Roy Allison Vaughan Centennial Professor of Philosophy, and Professor of History and Government at the University of Texas at Austin; his many works include Hobbes: A Biography (Cambridge University Press, 1999), Thomas Hobbes: Perspectives on British History (Macmillan, 1997), and A Hobbes Dictionary (Blackwell, 1995).