Leviathan: With selected variants from the Latin edition of 1668

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Hackett Publishing, Sep 1, 1994 - Philosophy - 627 pages

Designed to meet the needs of both student and scholar, this edition of Leviathan offers a brilliant introduction by Edwin Curley, modernized spelling and punctuation of the text, and the inclusion, along with historical and interpretive notes, of the most significant variants between the English version of 1651 and the Latin version of 1668. A glossary of seventeenth-century English terms, and indexes of persons, subjects, and scriptural passages help make this the most thoughtfully conceived edition of Leviathan available.

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Contents

Introduction to Hobbes Leviathan
viii
Biographical Materials
xlvii
Bibliography
lxxi
Letter Dedicatory
1
Of Imagination
7
Of Speech
15
Of Reason and Science
22
Of the Ends or Resolutions of Discourse
35
Of Punishments and Rewards
203
Of those things that Weaken or tend to the Dissolution of a Commonwealth
210
Of the Office of the Sovereign Representative
219
Of the Kingdom of God by Nature
233
OF A CHRISTIAN COMMONWEALTH xxxii Of the Principles of Christian Politics
245
Of the Number Antiquity Scope Authority and Interpreters of the Books of Holy Scripture
250
Of the Signification of Spirit Angel and Inspiration in the Books of Holy Scripture
261
Of the Signification in Scripture of Kingdom of God of Holy Sacred and Sacrament
271

Of Religion
63
Of the Natural Condition of Mankind As Concerning Their Felicity and Misery
74
Of the First and Second Natural Laws and of Contracts
79
Of Other Law s of Nature
89
Of Persons Authors and Things Personated
101
OF COMMONWEALTH xvii Of the Causes Generation and Definition of a Commonwealth
106
Of the Rights of Sovereigns by Institution
110
Of the Several Kinds of Commonwealth by Institution and of Succession to the Sovereign Power
118
Of Dominion Paternal and Despotical
127
Of the Liberty of Subjects
136
Of Systems Subject Political and Private
146
Of the Public Ministers of Sovereign Power
155
Of the Nutrition and Procreation of a Commonwealth
159
Of Counsel
165
Of Civil Laws
172
Of Crimes Excuses and Extenuations
189
Of the Word of God and of Prophets
278
Of Miracles and their Use
293
Of the Signification in Scripture of Eternal Life Hell Salvation The World to Come and Redemption
301
Of the Signification in Scripture of the Word Church
314
OF THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS
411
Of Demonology and other Relics of the Religion
435
Of Darkness from Vain Philosophy and Fabulous
453
Of the Darkness from Vain Philosophy OL
468
Of the Benefit that proceedeth from such Darkness
477
Of those who profited from this darkness OL
484
Latin Appendix
498
A Note Regarding Chapter xlii
549
Index of Subjects
560
Index of Proper Names
573
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Edwin Curley is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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