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Leviathan

Author: Thomas Hobbes; J C A Gaskin
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 1996.
Series: Oxford World's Classics.
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He that is to govern a whole nation, must read in himself, not this, or that particular man; but mankind. Leviathan is both a magnificent literary achievement and the greatest work of political philosophy in the English language. Permanently challenging, it has found new applications and new refutations in every generation. Hobbes argues that human beings are first and foremost concerned with their own individual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hobbes, Thomas
Leviathan
Oxford : OUP Oxford, c1996
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hobbes; J C A Gaskin
ISBN: 9780191605581 0191605581
OCLC Number: 778338386
Notes: Index of Subjects.
Description: 1 online resource (940 p.)
Contents: Cover Page; Copyright Page; Title Page; Preface; Contents; A Scheme of Reference; Introduction; A Note on the Text; Select Bibliography; Chronology; Leviathan; The Epistle Dedicatory; The Contents of the Chapters; The Introduction; Part 1. Of Man; 1. OF SENSE; 2. OF IMAGINATION; 3. OF THE CONSEQUENCE OR TRAIN OF IMAGINATIONS; 4. OF SPEECH; 5. OF REASON AND SCIENCE; 6. OF THE INTERIOR BEGINNINGS OF VOLUNTARY MOTIONS, COMMONLY CALLED THE PASSIONS; AND THE SPEECHES BY WHICH THEY ARE EXPRESSED; 7. OF THE ENDS OR RESOLUTIONS OF DISCOURSE. 8. OF THE VIRTUES, COMMONLY CALLED INTELLECTUAL, AND THEIR CONTRARY DEFECTS9. OF THE SEVERAL SUBJECTS OF KNOWLEDGE; 10. OF POWER, WORTH, DIGNITY, HONOUR, AND WORTHINESS; 11. OF THE DIFFERENCE OF MANNERS; 12. OF RELIGION; 13. OF THE NATURAL CONDITION OF MANKIND AS CONCERNING THEIR FELICITY AND MISERY; 14. OF THE FIRST AND SECOND NATURAL LAWS, AND OF CONTRACT; 15. OF OTHER LAWS OF NATURE; 16. OF PERSONS, AUTHORS, AND THINGS PERSONATED; Part 2. Of Commonwealth; 17. OF THE CAUSES, GENERATION, AND DEFINITION OF A COMMONWEALTH; 18. OF THE RIGHTS OF SOVEREIGNS BY INSTITUTION. 19. of several kinds of commonwealth by institution and of succession to the sovereign power; 20. of dominion paternal, and despotical; 21. of the liberty of subjects; 22. of systems subject, political, and private; 23. of the public ministers of sovereign power; 24. of the nutrition, and procreation of a commonwealth; 25. of counsel; 26. of civil laws; 27. of crimes, excuses, and extenuations; 28. of punishments, and rewards; 29. of those things that weaken, or tend to the dissolution of a commonwealth; 30. of the office of the sovereign representative; 31. of the kingdom of god by nature. Part 3. Of A Christian Commonwealth32. OF THE PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTIAN POLITICS; 33. OF THE NUMBER, ANTIQUITY, SCOPE, AUTHORITY, AND INTERPRETERS OF THE BOOKS OF HOLY SCRIPTURE; 34. OF THE SIGNIFICATION, OF SPIRIT, ANGEL, AND INSPIRATION, IN THE BOOKS OF HOLY SCRIPTURE; 35. OF THE SIGNIFICATION IN SCRIPTURE OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD, OF HOLY, SACRED, AND SACRAMENT; 36. OF THE WORD OF GOD, AND OF PROPHETS; 37. OF MIRACLES, AND THEIR USE; 38. OF THE SIGNIFICATION IN SCRIPTURE OF ETERNAL LIFE, HELL, SALVATION, THE WORLD TO COME, AND REDEMPTION; 39. OF THE SIGNIFICATION IN SCRIPTURE OF THE WORD CHURCH. 40. OF THE RIGHTS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD, IN ABRAHAM, MOSES, THE HIGH PRIESTS, AND THE KINGS OF JUDAH41. OF THE OFFICE OF OUR BLESSED SAVIOUR; 42. OF POWER ECCLESIASTICAL; 43. OF WHAT IS NECESSARY FOR A MAN'S RECEPTION INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN; Part 4. Of The Kingdom Of Darkness; 44. OF SPIRITUAL DARKNESS FROM MISINTERPRETATION OF SCRIPTURE; 45. OF DEMONOLOGY, AND OTHER RELICS OF THE RELIGION OF THE GENTILES; 46. OF DARKNESS FROM VAIN PHILOSOPHY; AND FABULOUS TRADITIONS; 47. OF THE BENEFIT PROCEEDING FROM SUCH DARKNESS; AND TO WHOM IT ACCRUETH; A Review and Conclusion; Explanatory Notes.
Series Title: Oxford World's Classics.

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He that is to govern a whole nation, must read in himself, not this, or that particular man; but mankind. Leviathan is both a magnificent literary achievement and the greatest work of political philosophy in the English language. Permanently challenging, it has found new applications and new refutations in every generation. Hobbes argues that human beings are first and foremost concerned with their own individual desires and fears. He shows that a conflict of each against every man can only be avoided by the adoption of a compact to enforce peace. The compact involves giving up some of ournatu.

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