Hobbes: On the Citizen / Edition 1

Hobbes: On the Citizen / Edition 1

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by Thomas Hobbes
     
 

De Cive (On the Citizen) is the first full exposition of the political thought of Thomas Hobbes, the greatest English political philosopher. Professors Tuck and Silverthorne have undertaken the first complete translation since 1651, a rendition long thought (in error) to have been at least sanctioned by Hobbes himself. This new translation is both accurate and… See more details below

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De Cive (On the Citizen) is the first full exposition of the political thought of Thomas Hobbes, the greatest English political philosopher. Professors Tuck and Silverthorne have undertaken the first complete translation since 1651, a rendition long thought (in error) to have been at least sanctioned by Hobbes himself. This new translation is both accurate and accessible: it is accompanied by a full glossary of Latin terms, a chronology, a bibliography and an expository introduction. Throughout, the editors have emphasized consistency in the translation and usage of Hobbes's basic conceptual vocabulary, respecting Hobbes's own concern for accurate definition of terms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521437806
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
306
Sales rank:
1,063,806
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Note on the translation; Key words; Principal events in Hobbes's life; Further reading; On the Citizen; Preface to the readers; 1. On the state of man without civil society; 2. On the natural law of contracts; 3. On the other laws of nature; 4. That the natural law is the divine law; 5. On the causes and generation of a commonwealth; 6. On the right of the Assembly of Man, who holds sovereign authority in the commonwealth; 7. On the three kinds of commonwealth; democracy, aristocracy and monarchy; 8. On the right of masters over slaves; 9. On the rights of parents over children, and on the Patrimonial Kingdom; 10. Comparison of the disadvantages of each of the three kinds of commonwealth; 11. Passages and examples from holy scripture about the right of kingship, which appear to support our account; 12. On the internal causes which tend to dissolve a commonwealth; 13. On the duties of those who exercise sovereign power; 14. On laws and sins; 15. On the kingdom of God by nature; 16. On the kingdom of God by the old agreement; 17. On the kingdom of God by the new agreement; 18. On what is necessary for entry into the Kingdom of heaven; Index.

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