Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan



CHAPTER I: of sense
CHAPTER II: of imagination
CHAPTER III: of the consequence or train of imaginations
CHAPTER IV: of speech
CHAPTER V: of reason and science
CHAPTER VI: of the interior beginnings of voluntary motions, commonly called the passions; and the speeches by which they are expressed
CHAPTER VII: of the ends or resolutions of discourse
CHAPTER VIII: of the virtues commonly called intellectual; and their contrary defects
CHAPTER IX: of the several subject of knowledge
CHAPTER X: of power, worth, dignity, honour and worthiness
CHAPTER XI: of the difference of manners
CHAPTER XII: of religion
CHAPTER XIII: of the natural condition of mankind as concerning their felicity and misery
CHAPTER XIV: of the first and second natural laws, and of contracts
CHAPTER XV: of other laws of nature
CHAPTER XVI: of persons, authors, and things personated

THE SECOND PART: of Commonwealth

CHAPTER XVII: of the causes, generation, and definition of a Commonwealth
CHAPTER XVIII: of the rights of sovereigns by institution
CHAPTER XIX: of the several kinds of Commonwealth by institution, and of succession to the sovereign power
CHAPTER XX: of dominion paternal and despotical
CHAPTER XXI: of the liberty of subjects
CHAPTER XXII: of systems subject political and private
CHAPTER XXIII: of the public ministers of sovereign power
CHAPTER XXIV: of the nutrition and procreation of a commonwealth
CHAPTER XXV: of counsel
CHAPTER XXVI: of civil laws
CHAPTER XXVII: of crimes, excuses, and extenuations
CHAPTER XXVIII: of punishments and rewards
CHAPTER XXIX: of those things that weaken or tend to the dissolution of a commonwealth
CHAPTER XXX: of the office of the sovereign representative
CHAPTER XXXI: of the kingdom of God by nature

THE THIRD PART: of a Christian Commonwealth

CHAPTER XXXII: of the principles of Christian politics
CHAPTER XXXIII: of the number, antiquity, scope, authority, and interpreters of the Books of Holy Scripture
CHAPTER XXXIV: of the signification of spirit, angel, and inspiration in the Books of Holy Scripture
CHAPTER XXXV: of the signification in Scripture of Kingdom of God, of Holy, Sacred, and Sacrament
CHAPTER XXXVI: of the Word of God, and of prophets
CHAPTER XXXVII: of miracles and their use
CHAPTER XXXVIII: of the signification in Scripture of eternal life, hell, salvation, the world to come, and redemption
CHAPTER XXXIX: of the signification in Scripture of the Word Church
CHAPTER XL: of the rights of the Kingdom of God, in Abraham, Moses, the high priests, and the Kings of Judah
CHAPTER XLI: of the office of Our Blessed Saviour
CHAPTER XLII: of power ecclesiastical
CHAPTER XLIII: of what is necessary for a man’s reception into the Kingdom of Heaven

THE FOURTH PART: of the kingdom of darkness

CHAPTER XLIV: of spiritual darkness from misinterpretation of scripture
CHAPTER XLV: of demonology and other relics of the religion of the gentiles
CHAPTER XLVI: of darkness from vain philosophy and fabulous traditions
CHAPTER XLVII: of the benefit that proceedeth from such darkness, and to whom it accrueth

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