De Cive (On the Citizen) is the first full exposition of the political thought of Thomas Hobbes, the greatest English political philosopher of all time. Professors Tuck and Silverthorne have undertaken the first complete translation since 1651, a rendition long thought (in error) to be at least sanctioned by Hobbes himself. On the Citizen is written in a clear, straightforward, expository style, offering students a more digestible account of Hobbes's political thought than even the Leviathan itself. This new translation is itself a very significant scholarly event.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews