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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?