Leviathan: Or, The Matter, Form, and Power of a Commonwealth Ecclesiastical and Civil Questions and Answers
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What is the theme of Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan?

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The Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes, explores morality and civil ethics (essentially good and evil and how to properly govern) in a country disconnected from traditional, religious, or absolute moral standards. In the text, he uses a discussion of what morality means when materialism and consumerism are the primary sources of virtue, morals, and ethics.

By doing so, he contemplates the nature of ethics at the root of humanity, beyond all externally imposed moral systems such as religion or political systems. In this situation, all...

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