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Latour, Bruno. We Have Never Been Modern. 1991. Trans. Catherine Porter. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1993.

Merchant, Carolyn. The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology and the Scientific Revolution. 1980. San Francisco: HarperCollins Publishers, 1990.

Mikalachki, Jodi. The Legacy of Boadicea: Gender and Nation in Early Modern England. London and New York: Routledge, 1998.

Mintz, Samual I. The Hunting of Leviathan: Seventeenth-Century Reactions to the Materialism and Moral Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1962.

Mintz, Samual I. "Leviathan as Metaphor." Hobbes Studies 2 (1989): 3-9.

Poovey, Mary. Making a Social Body: British Cultural Formation, 1830- 1864. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1995.

Rogers, John. The Matter of Revolution: Science, Poetry, and Politics in the Age of Milton. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1996.

Shapin, Steven and Simon Shaffer. Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985.

Smith, Nigel. Literature and Revolution in England, 1640-1660. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1994.

Stillman, Robert E. "Hobbes's Leviathan: Monsters, Metaphors, and Magic." ELH 62.4 (1995): 791-819.

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Hobbes Leviathan, Important Terms: PLENUM

by HerrDay, October 12, 2014

Sparknotes editors, you need to review your definition of PLENUM in the glossary for Hobbes' Leviathan. A picture of the universe as a plenum makes a vacuum impossible.

Fifteenth Law of Nature

by YHLD, March 16, 2016

Dear editors,
The 15th Law of Nature is missing in this summary (Book I, Chapters 14-16, first page). Because of the missing number, the 15th Law is explained as the 16th, the 16th as the 17th and the 18th has become a short version of both the 17th and the 18th Law of Nature. Could you please look into this?

Further information

by TravisJamesIV, October 04, 2016

useful coverage of Hobbes basic terms. For further in-depth knowledge of these terms check out my blog where I have a short introductory essay to Hobbes state of nature being a state of war.

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