The English Works, vol. III (Leviathan)
One of the major works of English political philosophy, Hobbes’ Leviathan was written during the English Revolution. It deals with the nature of sovereignty, how stable political power might be created, how wars might be avoided, and what is the proper relationship between a sovereign authority and the individual.
The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury; Now First Collected and Edited by Sir William Molesworth, Bart., (London: Bohn, 1839-45). 11 vols. Vol. 3.
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Table of Contents
- to my most honor’d friend MR. FRANCIS GODOLPHIN, of godolphin.
- THE CONTENTS OF THE CHAPTERS.
- the INTRODUCTION.
- PART I.: OF MAN.
- CHAPTER I.: of sense.
- CHAPTER II.: of imagination.
- CHAPTER III.: of the consequence or train of imaginations.
- CHAPTER IV.: of speech.
- CHAPTER V.: of reason and science.
- CHAPTER VI.: of the interior beginnings of voluntary motions; commonly called the passions; and the speeches by which they are expressed.
- CHAPTER VII.: of the ends, or resolutions of discourse.
- CHAPTER VIII.: of the virtues commonly called intellectual; and their contrary defects.
- CHAPTER IX.: of the several subjects of knowledge.
- CHAPTER X.: of power, worth, dignity, honour, and worthiness.
- CHAPTER XI.: of the difference of manners.
- CHAPTER XII.: of religion.
- CHAPTER XIII.: of the natural condition of mankind as concerning their felicity, and misery.
- CHAPTER XIV.: of the first and second natural laws, and of contracts.
- CHAPTER XV.: of other laws of nature.
- CHAPTER XVI.: of persons, authors, and things personated.
- PART II.: OF COMMONWEALTH.
- CHAPTER XVII.: of the causes, generation, and definition of a commonwealth.
- CHAPTER XVIII.: of the rights of sovereigns by institution.
- CHAPTER XIX.: of the several kinds of commonwealth by institution, and of succession to the sovereign power.
- CHAPTER XX.: of dominion paternal, and despotical.
- CHAPTER XXI.: of the liberty of subjects.
- CHAPTER XXII.: of systems subject, political, and private.
- CHAPTER XXIII.: of the public ministers of sovereign power.
- CHAPTER XXIV.: of the nutrition, and procreation of a commonwealth.
- CHAPTER XXV.: of counsel.
- CHAPTER XXVI.: of civil laws.
- CHAPTER XXVII.: of crimes, excuses, and extenuations.
- CHAPTER XXVIII.: of punishments and rewards.
- CHAPTER XXIX.: of those things that weaken, or tend to the dissolution of a commonwealth.
- CHAPTER XXX.: of the office of the sovereign representative.
- CHAPTER XXXI.: of the kingdom of god by nature.
- PART III.: of a CHRISTIAN COMMONWEALTH.
- CHAPTER XXXII.: of the principles of christian politics.
- CHAPTER XXXIII.: of the number, antiquity, scope, authority and interpreters of the books of holy scripture.
- CHAPTER XXXIV.: of the signification of spirit, angel, and inspiration in the books of holy scripture.
- CHAPTER XXXV.: of the signification in scripture of kingdom of god, of holy, sacred, and sacrament.
- CHAPTER XXXVI.: of the word of god, and of prophets.
- CHAPTER XXXVII.: of miracles, and their use.
- CHAPTER XXXVIII.: of the signification in scripture of eternal life, hell, salvation, the world to come, and redemption.
- CHAPTER XXXIX.: of the signification in scripture of the word church.
- CHAPTER XL.: of the rights of the kingdom of god, in abraham, moses, the high-priests, and the kings of judah.
- CHAPTER XLI.: of the office of our blessed saviour.
- CHAPTER XLII.: of power ecclesiastical.
- CHAPTER XLIII.: of what is necessary for a man’s reception into the kingdom of heaven.
- PART IV.: of THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS.
- CHAPTER XLIV.: of spiritual darkness, from misinterpretation of scripture.
- CHAPTER XLV.: of demonology, and other relics of the religion of the gentiles.
- CHAP. XLVI.: of darkness from vain philosophy, and fabulous traditions.
- CHAPTER XLVII.: of the benefit that proceedeth from such darkness, and to whom it accrueth.
- A REVIEW, AND CONCLUSION.
- BOOKS PUBLISHED BY JOHN BOHN.