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John Bramhall, Abp. of Armagh
Castigations of Mr. Hobbes, His Last Animadversions in the Case Concerning Liberty, and Universal Necessity : With an Appendix Concerning the Catching of Leviathan, or the Great Whale
London: Printed by E.T. for J. Crook, 1658-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo. Bound in modern full Moraccon leather. 4 raised bands. Gilt lettering and tooling to spine. Fine binding and cover. Owners initial on FEP. Tear to bottom corner of p484, affecting the loss of the word "own" on p485. Clean, unmarked pages with tanning. Foxing throughout. Wing 4214 <br><br> John Bramhall was Anglican theologian and apologist, Bishop of Derry and later was an Archbishop of Armagh. He was a noted controversialist who doggedly defended the English Church from both the Puritan and Roman Catholic accusations, as well as the materialism of Thomas Hobbes. Bramhall's historical importance lies in his writing while in exile. Without office, he turned his hand to writing replies to all attacks on the Anglican Church. The Leviathan, itself, concerns with the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory. <br> In the Leviathan, Hobbes set out his doctrine of the foundation of states and legitimate governments and creating an objective science of morality. This gave rise to social contract theory. Written after the English Civil War, much of the book is occupied with demonstrating the necessity of a strong central authority to avoid the evil of discord and civil war. <br> After publishing the Leviathan in 1651, Hobbes turned to complete the fundamental treatise of his philosophical system. In 1654, a small treatise, Of Liberty and Necessity, was published by Bishop John Bramhall, addressed at Hobbes. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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