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Leviathan (Dover Philosophical Classics)

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Thomas Hobbes took a new look at the ways in which society should function, and he ended up formulating the concept of political science. His crowning achievement, Leviathan, remains among the greatest works in the history of ideas. Written during a moment in English history when the political and social structures as well as methods of science were in flux and open to interpretation, Leviathan played an essential role in the development of the modern world.

An outspoken royalist, Hobbes fled to France during the English civil war, where he wrote this polemic, in which he calls for a powerful sovereign—a "Leviathan"—to act as an enforcer of peace and justice. Hobbes' articulation of this long-contemplated philosophy of political and natural science was finally published in 1651, two years after the overthrow and execution of Charles I. It met with a firestorm of controversy that included charges of treason and sedition. This edition of Hobbes' landmark work is based on the original text. It incorporates the author's own corrections and retains the period spelling and punctuation, offering both flavorful authenticity and the utmost clarity of expression.

Synopsis:

Written during a moment in English history when the political and social structures as well as methods of science were in flux and open to interpretation, "Leviathan" played an essential role in the development of the modern world. This edition incorporates the author's own corrections and retains the period spelling and punctuation.

Synopsis:

Written during a moment in English history when the political and social structures as well as methods of science were in flux and open to interpretation, Leviathan played an essential role in the development of the modern world. This edition incorporates the author's own corrections and retains the period spelling and punctuation.

Table of Contents

  The first part: Of Man

Introduction

Of Sense

Of Imagination

Of the Consequence or Train of Imaginations

Of Speech

Of Reason and Science

Of the interiour Beginnings of Voluntary Motions, commonly called the Passions; And the Speeches by which they are expressed

Of the Ends or Resolutions of Discourse

Of the Vertues, commonly called Intellectuall, and their contrary Defects

Of the severall Subjects of Knowledge

Of Power, Worth, Dignity, Honour, and Worthinesse

Of the Difference of Manners

Of Religion

Of the Naturall Condition of Mankind as concerning their Felicity and Misery

Of the first and second Naturall Lawes, and of Contract

Of other Lawes of Nature

Of Persons, Authors, and things personated

  The second part: Of Common-wealth

Of the Causes, Generation, and Definition of a Common-wealth

Of the Rights of Soveraignes by Institution

Of severall Kinds of Common-wealth by Institution; and of Succesion to the Soveraign Power

Of Dominion Paternall, and Despoticall

Of the Liberty of Subjects

Of Systemes Subject, Politicall, and Private

Of the Publique Ministers of Soveraign Power

Of the Nutrition, and Procreation of a Common-wealth

Of Counsell

Of Civill Lawes

Of Crimes, Excuses, and Extenuations

Of Punishments, and Rewards

Of those things that Weaken, or tend to the Dissolution of a Common-wealth

Of the Office of the Soveraign Representative

Of the Kingdome of God by Nature

  The third part: Of A Christian Common-wealth

Of the Principles of Christian Politiques

Of the Number, Antiquity, Scope, Authority, and Interpreters of the Books of Holy Scripture

Of the signification, of Spirit, Angell, and Inspiration in the Books of Holy Scripture

Of the signification in Scripture of the Kingdome of God, of Holy, Sacred, and Sacrament

Of the Word of God, and of Prophets

Of Miracles, and their use

Of the signification in Scripture of Eternall life, Hel, Salvation, the World to come, and Redemption

Of the Signification in Scripture of the word Church

Of the Rights of the Kingdome of God, in Abraham, Moses, the High Priests, and the Kings of Judah

Of the Office of our Blessed Saviour

Of Power Ecclesiasticall

Of what is Necessary for mans Reception into the Kingdome of Heaven

  The fourth part: Of The Kingdome of Darknesse

Of Spirituall Darknesse from Misinterpretation of Scripture

Of Dæmonology, and other Reliques of the Religion of the Gentiles

Of Darknesse from Vain Philosophy, and Fabulous Traditions

Of the Benefit proceeding from such Darknesse; and to whom it accreweth

A Review and Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486447940
Author:
Hobbes, Thomas
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
State, the
Subject:
History & Surveys - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Philosophical Classics
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.9 pd

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"Synopsis" by , Written during a moment in English history when the political and social structures as well as methods of science were in flux and open to interpretation, "Leviathan" played an essential role in the development of the modern world. This edition incorporates the author's own corrections and retains the period spelling and punctuation.
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Written during a moment in English history when the political and social structures as well as methods of science were in flux and open to interpretation, Leviathan played an essential role in the development of the modern world. This edition incorporates the author's own corrections and retains the period spelling and punctuation.
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