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Leviathan : With selected variants from the Latin edition of 1668 - Thomas Hobbes


With selected variants from the Latin edition of 1668

By: Thomas Hobbes, Edwin Curley (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st March 1994
ISBN: 9780872201774
Number Of Pages: 627

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This new edition of Hobbe's masterpiece is uniquely suited to meet the needs of both student and scholar. It offers a brilliant introduction by Edwin Curley, modernised spelling and punctuation of the text, and a key annotative feature found in no other edition: 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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A scholar's edition at a student price! --Harvey Mansfield, Harvard University Plainly the best edition of Leviathan . Superbly edited and indexed, with footnote passages from the Latin edition, a helpful glossary, biographical and autobiographical material, and a translation of Hobbes on the Nicene Creed, it will be an indispensable study tool. Curley's introduction is masterly. --Jerome Schneewind, Johns Hopkins University The translation of Latin variants and the index of Biblical citations mark this off as by far the best edition of the Leviathan . --Thomas Pangle, University of Toronto

Introduction to Hobbes' Leviathan
Biographical Materials
A Note on the Purposes of This Edition
Letter Dedicatoryp. 1
The Introductionp. 3
Of Man
Of Sensep. 6
Of Imaginationp. 7
Of the Consequence or Train of Imaginationsp. 12
Of Speechp. 15
Of Reason, and Sciencep. 22
Of the Interiour Beginnings of Voluntary Motions, Commonly Called the Passions, and the Speeches by Which They Are Expressedp. 27
Of the Ends, or Resolutions of Discoursep. 35
Of the Virtues Commonly Called Intellectual, and Their Contrary Defectsp. 38
Of the Several Subjects of Knowledgep. 47
On the Classification of the Sciences (OL)p. 49
Of Power, Worth, Dignity, Honour, and Worthinessp. 50
Of the Difference of Mannersp. 57
Of Religionp. 63
Of the Natural Condition of Mankind, As Concerning Their Felicity, and Miseryp. 74
Of the First and Second Natural Laws and of Contractsp. 79
Of Other Laws of Naturep. 89
Of Persons, Authors, and Things Personatedp. 101
Of Commonwealth
Of the Causes, Generation, and Definition of a Commonwealthp. 106
Of the Rights of Sovereigns by Institutionp. 110
Of the Several Kinds of Commonwealth by Institution and of Succession to the Sovereign Powerp. 118
Of Dominion Paternal and Despoticalp. 127
Of the Liberty of Subjectsp. 136
Of Systems Subject, Political, and Privatep. 146
Of the Public Ministers of Sovereign Powerp. 155
Of the Nutrition and Procreation of a Commonwealthp. 159
Of Counselp. 165
Of Civil Lawsp. 172
Of Crimes, Excuses, and Extenuationsp. 190
Of Punishments and Rewardsp. 203
Of those things that Weaken or tend to the Dissolution of a Commonwealthp. 210
Of the Office of the Sovereign Representativep. 219
Of the Kingdom of God by Naturep. 233
Of a Christian Commonwealth
Of the Principles of Christian Politicsp. 245
Of the Number, Antiquity, Scope, Authority, and Interpreters of the Books of Holy Scripturep. 250
Of the Signification of Spirit, Angel, and Inspiration in the Books of Holy Scripturep. 261
Of the Signification in Scripture of Kingdom of God, of Holy, Sacred, and Sacramentp. 271
Of the Word of God, and of Prophetsp. 278
Of Miracles, and their Usep. 293
Of the Signification in Scripture of Eternal Life, Hell, Salvation, The World to Come, and Redemptionp. 301
Of the Signification in Scripture of the Word Churchp. 314
Of the Rights of the Kingdom of God, in Abraham, Moses, the High-Priests, and the Kings of Judahp. 317
Of the Office of our Blessed Saviourp. 326
Of Power Ecclesiasticalp. 333
Of what is Necessary for a Man's Reception into the Kingdom of Heavenp. 397
Of the Kingdom of Darkness
Of Spiritual Darkness from Misinterpretation of Scripturep. 411
Of Demonology and other Relics of the Religion of the Gentilesp. 435
Of Darkness from Vain Philosophy and Fabulous Traditionsp. 453
Of the Darkness from Vain Philosophy (OL)p. 468
Of the Benefit that proceedeth from such Darkness and to whom it accruethp. 477
Of those who profited from this darkness (OL)p. 484
A Review and Conclusionp. 489
Latin Appendixp. 498
A Note Regarding Chapter xliip. 549
Glossaryp. 550
Index of Subjectsp. 560
Index of Proper Namesp. 573
Index of Biblical Citationsp. 575
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ISBN: 9780872201774
ISBN-10: 0872201775
Series: Hackett Classics Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 627
Published: 1st March 1994
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.52