Hobbes: Leviathan / Edition 1

Hobbes: Leviathan / Edition 1

by Thomas Hobbes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521396417

ISBN-13: 9780521396417

Pub. Date: 12/28/1991

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

S. A. Lloyd proposes a radically distinct interpretation of Hobbes's Leviathan that shows transcendent interests - interests that override the fear of death - to be crucial to both Hobbes's analysis of social disorder and his proposed remedy to it. Most previous commentators in the analytic philosophical tradition have argued that Hobbes thought that credible threats

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S. A. Lloyd proposes a radically distinct interpretation of Hobbes's Leviathan that shows transcendent interests - interests that override the fear of death - to be crucial to both Hobbes's analysis of social disorder and his proposed remedy to it. Most previous commentators in the analytic philosophical tradition have argued that Hobbes thought that credible threats of physical force could be sufficient to deter people from political insurrection. Professor Lloyd convincingly shows that because Hobbes took the transcendence of religious and moral interests seriously, he never believed that mere physical force could ensure social order. Lloyd's interpretation demonstrates the ineliminability of that half of Leviathan devoted to religion, and attributes to Hobbes a much more plausible conception of human nature than the narrow psychological egoism traditionally attributed to Hobbes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521396417
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1991
Series:
Texts in the History of Political Thought
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
593
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1Of Man
1Of Sense3
2Of Imagination4
3Of the Consequence or Train of Imaginations8
4Of Speech12
5Of Reason and Science18
6Of the Interiour Beginnings of Voluntary Motions Commonly Called the Passions; and the Speeches by which They Are Expressed23
7Of the Ends or Resolutions of Discourse30
8Of the Vertues, Commonly Called Intellectual, and Their Contrary Defects32
9Of the Severall Subjects of Knowledge41
10Of Power, Worth, Dignity, Honour, and Worthinesse43
11Of the Difference of Manners49
12Of Religion54
13Of the Naturall Condition of Mankind as Concerning Their Felicity and Misery63
14Of the First and Second Naturall Lawes and of Contract66
15Of Other Laws of Nature74
16Of Persons, Authors, and Things Personated83
Part 2Of Common-Wealth
17Of the Causes, Generation, and Definition of a Common-wealth87
18Of the Rights of Soveraignes by Institution90
19Of Severall Kinds of Common-wealth by Institution; and of Succession to the Soveraign Power96
20Of Dominion Parternall and Despoticall104
21Of the Liberty of Subjects110
22Of Systems Subject, Politicall, and Private117
23Of the Publique Ministers of Soveraign Power126
24Of the Nutrition, and Procreation of a Common-wealth130
25Of Counsell134
26Of Civill Lawes140
27Of Crimes, Excuses, and Extenuations154
28Of Punishments, and Rewards164
29Of Those Things that Weaken, or Tend to the Dissolution of a Common-wealth170
30Of the Office of the Soveraign Representative178
31Of the Kingdome of God by Nature189

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