Leviathan

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OUP Oxford, Jul 2, 1998 - Political Science - 576 pages
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 our natural freedom to a sovereign power which will enforce the laws of peace on all citizens. Hobbes also analyses the subversive forces - religion, ambition, private conscience - that threaten to destroy the body politic, Leviathan itself, and return us to the state of war. This new edition reproduces the first printed text, retaining the original punctuation but modernizing the spelling. It offers exceptionally thorough and useful annotation, an introduction that guides the reader through the complexities of Hobbes's arguments, and a substantial index. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
 

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Contents

A SCHEME OF REFERENCE
INTRODUCTION
A NOTE ON THE TEXT
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
CHRONOLOGY
THE CONTENTS OF THE CHAPTERS
THE INTRODUCTION
PART 1OF MAN
CHAPTER XXIIIOF THE PUBLIC MINISTERS OF SOVEREIGN POWER
CHAPTER XXIVOF THE NUTRITION AND PROCREATION OFA COMMONWEALTH
CHAPTER XXVOF COUNSEL
CHAPTER XXVIOF CIVIL LAWS
CHAPTER XXVIIOF CRIMES EXCUSES AND EXTENUATIONS
CHAPTER XXVIIIOF PUNISHMENTS AND REWARDS
CHAPTER XXIXOF THOSE THINGS THAT WEAKEN OR TEND TO THE DISSOLUTION OF A COMMONWEALTH
CHAPTER XXXOF THE OFFICE OF THE SOVEREIGN REPRESENTATIVE

CHAPTER IOF SENSE
CHAPTER IIOF IMAGINATION
CHAPTER IIIOF THE CONSEQUENCE OR TRAIN OF IMAGINATIONS
CHAPTER IVOF SPEECH
CHAPTER VOF REASON AND SCIENCE
CHAPTER VIOF THE INTERIOR BEGINNINGS OF VOLUNTARY MOTIONS COMMONLY CALLED THE PASSIONS AND THE SPEECHES B...
CHAPTER VIIOF THE ENDS OR RESOLUTIONS OF DISCOURSE
CHAPTER VIIIOF THE VIRTUES COMMONLY CALLED INTELLECTUAL AND THEIR CONTRARY DEFECTS
CHAPTER IXOF THE SEVERAL SUBJECTS OF KNOWLEDGE
CHAPTER XOF POWER WORTH DIGNITY HONOUR AND WORTHINESS
CHAPTER XIOF THE DIFFERENCE OF MANNERS
CHAPTER XIIOF RELIGION
CHAPTER XIIIOF THE NATURAL CONDITION OF MANKIND AS CONCERNING THEIR FELICITY AND MISERY
CHAPTER XIVOF THE FIRST AND SECOND NATURAL LAWS AND OF CONTRACTS
CHAPTER XVOF OTHER LAWS OF NATURE
CHAPTER XVIOF PERSONS AUTHORS AND THINGS PERSONATED
PART 2OF COMMONWEALTH
CHAPTER XVIIOF THE CAUSES GENERATION AND DEFINITION OF A COMMONWEALTH
CHAPTER XVIIIOF THE RIGHTS OF SOVEREIGNS BY INSTITUTION
CHAPTER XIXOF THE SEVERAL KINDS OF COMMONWEALTH BY INSTITUTION AND OF SUCCESSION TO THE SOVEREIGN POWER
CHAPTER XXOF DOMINION PATERNAL AND DESPOTICAL
CHAPTER XXIOF THE LIBERTY OF SUBJECTS
CHAPTER XXIIOF SYSTEMS SUBJECT POLITICAL AND PRIVATE
CHAPTER XXXIOF THE KINGDOM OF GOD BY NATURE
PART 3OF A CHRISTIAN COMMONWEALTH
CHAPTER XXXIIOF THE PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTIAN POLITICS
CHAPTER XXXIIIOF THE NUMBER ANTIQUITY SCOPE AUTHORITY AND INTERPRETERS OF THE BOOKS OF HOLY SCRIPTURE
CHAPTER XXXIVOF THE SIGNIFICATION OF SPIRIT ANGEL ANDINSPIRATION IN THE BOOKS OF HOLY SCRIPTURE
CHAPTER XXXVOF THE SIGNIFICATION IN SCRIPTURE OF KINGDOM OFGOD OF HOLY SACRED AND SACRAMENT
CHAPTER XXXVIOF THE WORD OF GOD AND OF PROPHETS
CHAPTER XXXVIIOF MIRACLES AND THEIR USE
CHAPTER XXXVIIIOF THE SIGNIFICATION IN SCRIPTURE OF ETERNAL LIFE HELL SALVATION THE WORLD TO COME AND REDEM...
CHAPTER XXXIXOF THE SIGNIFICATION IN SCRIPTURE OF THE WORD CHURCH
CHAPTER XLOF THE RIGHTS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD IN ABRAHAM MOSES THE HIGHPRIESTS AND THE KINGS OF JUDAH
CHAPTER XLIOF THE OFFICE OF OUR BLESSED SAVIOUR
CHAPTER XLIIOF POWER ECCLESIASTICAL
CHAPTER XLIIIOF WHAT IS NECESSARY FOR A MANS RECEPTIONINTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
PART 4OF THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS
CHAPTER XLIVOF SPIRITUAL DARKNESS FROM MISINTERPRETATIONOF SCRIPTURE
CHAPTER XLVOF DEMONOLOGY AND OTHER RELICS OFTHE RELIGION OF THE GENTILES
CHAPTER XLVIOF DARKNESS FROM VAIN PHILOSOPHYAND FABULOUS TRADITIONS
CHAPTER XLVIIOF THE BENEFIT THAT PROCEEDETH FROM SUCHDARKNESS AND TO WHOM IT ACCRUETH
A REVIEW AND CONCLUSION
EXPLANATORY NOTES
INDEX OF SUBJECTS
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John Gaskin is Professor, Chair, and Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin. He is the editor of Hobbes and Hume in World's Classics.

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