The English Works, vol. VI (Dialogue, Behemoth, Rhetoric)
A collection of some of Hobbes’ shorter works on philosophy and history.
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. 6.
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Table of Contents
- A DIALOGUE between A PHILOSOPHER A STUDENT of THE COMMON LAWS OF ENGLAND.
- A DIALOGUE of THE COMMON LAW.
- BEHEMOTH: THE HISTORY OF THE CAUSES of THE CIVIL WARS OF ENGLAND, AND OF THE COUNSELS AND ARTIFICES BY WHICH THEY WERE CARRIED ON FROM THE YEAR 1640 TO THE YEAR 1660.
- THE BOOKSELLER TO THE READER.
- PART I. BEHEMOTH, or the epitome of THE CIVIL WARS OF ENGLAND.
- PART II.
- PART III.
- PART IV.
- the ART OF RHETORIC.
- TO THE READER.
- the WHOLE ART OF RHETORIC.
- BOOK I.
- CHAPTER I.: that rhetoric is an art consisting not only in moving the passions of the judge, but chiefly in proofs: and that this art is profitable.
- CHAPTER II.: the definition of rhetoric.
- CHAPTER III.: of the several kinds of orations: and of the principles of rhetoric.
- CHAPTER IV.: of the subject of deliberatives; and the abilities that are required of him that will deliberate of business of state.
- CHAPTER V.: of the ends which the orator in deliberatives propoundeth, whereby to exhort or dehort.
- CHAPTER VI.: of the colours or common opinions concerning good and evil.
- CHAPTER VII.: of the colours or common opinions concerning good and evil, comparatively.
- CHAPTER VIII.: of the several kinds of governments.
- CHAPTER IX.: of the colours of honourable and dishonourable.
- CHAPTER X.: of accusation and defence, with the definition of injury.
- CHAPTER XI.: of the colours or common opinions concerning pleasure.
- CHAPTER XII.: presumptions of injury drawn from the persons that do it: or common opinions concerning the aptitude of persons to do injury.
- CHAPTER XIII.: presumptions of injury drawn from the persons that suffer, and from the matter of the injury.
- CHAPTER XIV.: of those things which are necessary to be known for the definition of just and unjust.
- CHAPTER XV.: of the colours or common opinions concerning injuries, comparatively.
- CHAPTER XVI.: of proofs inartificial.
- BOOK II.
- CHAPTER I.: the introduction.
- CHAPTER II.: of anger.
- CHAPTER III.: of reconciling, or pacifying anger.
- CHAPTER IV.: of love and friends.
- CHAPTER V.: of enmity and hatred.
- CHAPTER VI.: of fear.
- CHAPTER VII.: of assurance.
- CHAPTER VIII.: of shame.
- CHAPTER IX.: of grace or favour.
- CHAPTER X.: of pity or compassion.
- CHAPTER XI.: of indignation.
- CHAPTER XII.: of envy.
- CHAPTER XIII.: of emulation.
- CHAPTER XIV.: of the manners of youth.
- CHAPTER XV.: of the manners of old men.
- CHAPTER XVI.: of the manners of middle-aged men.
- CHAPTER XVII.: of the manners of the nobility.
- CHAPTER XVIII.: of the manners of the rich.
- CHAPTER XIX.: of the manners of men in power, and of such as prosper.
- CHAPTER XX: common places or principles concerning what may be done, what has been done, and what shall be done; or of fact possible, past and future. also of great and little.
- CHAPTER XXI.: of example, similitude, and fables.
- CHAPTER XXII.: of a sentence.
- CHAPTER XXIII.: of the invention of enthymemes.
- CHAPTER XXIV.: of the places of enthymemes ostensive.
- CHAPTER XXV.: of the places of enthymemes that lead to impossibility.
- CHAPTER XXVI.: of the places of seeming enthymemes.
- CHAPTER XXVII.: of the ways to answer the arguments of the adversary.
- CHAPTER XXVIII.: amplification and extenuation are not common places. enthymemes, by which arguments are answered, are the same with those by which the matter in question is proved or disproved. objections are not enthymemes.
- BOOK III.
- CHAPTER I.: of the original of elocution and pronunciation.
- CHAPTER II.: of the choice of words and epithets.
- CHAPTER III.: of the things that make an oration flat.
- CHAPTER IV.: of a similitude.
- CHAPTER V.: of the purity of language.
- CHAPTER VI.: of the amplitude and tenuity of language.
- CHAPTER VII.: of the convenience or decency of elocution.
- CHAPTER VIII.: of two sorts of styles.
- CHAPTER IX.: of those things that grace an oration, and make it delightful.
- CHAPTER X.: in what manner an oration is graced by the things aforesaid.
- CHAPTER XI.: of the difference between the style to be used in writing, and the style to be used in pleading.
- CHAPTER XII.: of the parts of an oration, and their order.
- CHAPTER XIII.: of the proem.
- CHAPTER XIV.: places of crimination and purgation.
- CHAPTER XV.: of the narration.
- CHAPTER XVI.: of proof or confirmation, and refutation.
- CHAPTER XVII.: of interrogations, answers, and jests.
- CHAPTER XVIII.: of the epilogue.
- THE ART OF RHETORIC PLAINLY SET FORTH. WITH PERTINENT EXAMPLES FOR THE MORE EASY UNDERSTANDING AND PRACTICE OF THE SAME. by THOMAS HOBBES OF MALMSBURY.
- THE ART OF RHETORIC.
- CHAPTER I.
- CHAPTER II.
- CHAPTER III.
- CHAPTER IV.
- CHAPTER V.
- CHAPTER VI.
- CHAPTER VII.
- CHAPTER VIII.
- CHAPTER IX.
- THE ART OF SOPHISTRY.