Front Page Titles (by Subject) CHAP. IX.: Of the Severall Subjects of Knowledge . - Leviathan (1909 ed)
CHAP. IX.: Of the Severall Subjects of Knowledge . - Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan (1909 ed) 
Hobbes’s Leviathan reprinted from the edition of 1651 with an Essay by the Late W.G. Pogson Smith (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909).
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- The Philosophy of Hobbes an Essay
- Hobbes and Descartes .
- To My Most Honor’d Friend M R Francis Godolphin of Godolphin.
- Errata .
- The Introduction .
- Part I.: Of Man.
- Chap. I.: Of Sense .
- Chap. II.: Of Imagination .
- Chap. III.: Of the Consequence Or Trayne of Imaginations .
- Chap. IV.: Of Speech .
- Chap. V.: Of Reason , and Science .
- Chap. VI.: Of the Interiour Beginnings of Voluntary Motions; Commonly Called the Passions . and the Speeches By Which They Are Expressed .
- Chap. VII.: Of the Ends, Or Resolutions of Discourse .
- Chap. VIII.: Of the Vertues Commonly Called Intellectuall; and Their Contrary Defects .
- Chap. IX.: Of the Severall Subjects of Knowledge .
- Chap. X.: Of Power , Worth , Dignity , Honour , and Worthinesse .
- Chap. XI.: Of the Difference of Manners .
- Chap. XII.: Of Religion .
- Chap. XIII.: Of the Naturall Condition of Mankind, As Concerning Their Felicity, and Misery .
- Chap. XIV.: Of the First and Second Naturall Lawes , and of Contracts .
- Chap. XV.: Of Other Lawes of Nature .
- Chap. XVI.: Of Persons, Authors , and Things Personated .
- Part II.: Of Common-wealth.
- Chap. XVII.: Of the Causes, Generation, and Definition of a Common - Wealth .
- Chap. XVIII.: Of the Rights of Soveraignes By Institution .
- Chap. XIX.: Of the Severall Kinds of Common-wealth By Institution, and of Succession to the Soveraigne Power .
- Chap. XX.: Of Dominion Paternall , and Despoticall .
- Chap. XXI.: Of the Liberty of Subjects .
- Chap. XXII.: Of Systemes Subject, Politicall, and Private .
- Chap. XXIII.: Of the Publique Ministers of Soveraign Power .
- Chap. XXIV.: Of the Nutrition , and Procreation of a Common-wealth .
- Chap. XXV.: Of Counsell .
- Chap. XXVI.: Of Civill Lawes .
- Chap. XXVII.: Of Crimes, Excuses , and Extenuations .
- Chap. XXVIII.: Of Punishments , and Rewards .
- Chap. XXIX.: Of Those Things That Weaken, Or Tend to the Dissolution of a Common-wealth .
- Chap. XXX.: Of the Office of the Soveraign Representative .
- Chap. XXXI.: Of the Kingdome of God By Nature .
- Part III.: Of Achristian Common-wealth.
- Chap. XXXII.: Of the Principles of Christian Politiques .
- Chap. XXXIII.: Of the Number, Antiquity, Scope, Authority, and Interpreters of the Books of Holy Scripture .
- Chap. XXXIV.: Of the Signification of Spirit, Angel , and Inspiration In the Books of Holy Scripture .
- Chap. XXXV.: Of the Signification In Scripture of Kingdome of God , of Holy, Sacred , and Sacrament .
- Chap. XXXVI.: Of the Word of God , and of Prophets .
- Chap. XXXVII.: Of Miracles , and Their Use .
- Chap. XXXVIII.: Of the Signification In Scripture of Eternall Life, Hell, Salvation, the World to Come , and Redemption .
- Chap. XXXIX.: Of the Signification In Scripture of the Word Church .
- Chap. Xl.: of the Rights of the Kingdome of God, In Abraham, Moses, the High Priests, and the Kings of Judah.
- Chap. Xli.: of the Office of Our Blessed Saviour .
- Chap. Xlii.: of Power Ecclesiasticall .
- Chap. Xliii.: of What Is Necessary For a Mans Reception Into the Kingdome of Heaven .
- Part IV.: Of the Kingdome of Darknesse.
- Chap. Xliv.: of Spirituall Darknesse From Misinterpretation of Scripture .
- Chap. Xlv.: of DÆmonology , and Other Reliques of the Religion of the Gentiles .
- Chap. Xlvi.: of Darknesse From Vain Philosophy , and Fabulous Traditions .
- Chap. Xlvii.: of the Benefit That Proceedeth From Such Darknesse, and to Whom It Accreweth .
- A Review, and Conclusion.
Of the SeverallSubjectsofKnowledge.
There are of Knowledge two kinds; whereof one is Knowledge of Fact: the other Knowledge of the Consequence of one Affirmation to another. The former is nothing else, but Sense and Memory, and is Absolute Knowledge; as when we see a Fact doing, or remember it done: And this is the Knowledge required in a Witnesse. The later is called Science; and is Conditionall; as when we know, that, If the figure showne be a Circle, then any straight line through the Center shall divide it into two equall parts. And this is the Knowledge required in a Philosopher; that is to say, of him that pretends to Reasoning.
The Register of Knowledge of Fact is called History. Whereof there be two sorts: one called Naturall History; which is the History of such Facts, or Effects of Nature, as have no Dependance on Mans Will; Such as are the Histories of Metalls, Plants, Animals, Regions, and the like. The other, is Civill History; which is the History of the Voluntary Actions of men in Common-wealths.
The Registers of Science, are such Books as contain the Demonstrations of Consequences of one Affirmation, to another; and are commonly called Books of Philosophy; whereof the sorts are many, according to the diversity of the Matter; And may be divided in such manner as I have divided them in the following Table.