The book analyses the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes in connection with the tradition of natural law and modern liberal thought. It emphasizes Hobbes's peculiar contribution to modern individualism. The main concepts of his philosophy such as natural condition of mankind, social contract, sovereignty and political obligation are analyzed.
Gabriela Ratulea is Associate Professor at the Department of Social Sciences and Communication, Transilvania University of Brasov (Romania). Her main research interests are political philosophy and social justice.