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CLASSICS IN THE HISTORY OF LIBERTY
THOMAS HOBBES - HOBBE'S LEVIATHAN REPRINTED FROM THE EDITION OF 1651
WITH AN ESSAY BY THE LATE W.G. POGSON SMITH (1909)
Updated: June 21, 2004
Return to the Introduction to Thomas Hobbes and the detailed Table of Contents.
Hobbes’s Leviathan reprinted from the edition of 1651 with an Essay by the Late W.G. Pogson
Smith (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909).
• We have included this edition of Hobbes, in addition to the 1839 edition from the
English Works, because it is the edition used by Michael Oakeshott in his discussion of
Hobbes in the collection of essays Hobbes on Civil Association (1937, 1975 Liberty
Fund) which we also have online.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
• THE PHILOSOPHY OF HOBBES, AN ESSAY BY THE LATE W. G. POGSON SMITH
• CONTENTS OF THE CHAPTERS
• THE INTRODUCTION
• PART II. OF COMMONWEALTH
• PART III. OF A CHRISTIAN COMMONWEALTH
• PART IV. OF THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS
NOTE.—The pagination of the first edition is placed in brackets in the margin. The Contents of
the Chapters (pp. 5–7) give the original pagination.
The Contents of the Chapters.
The first Part, Of MAN.
Of the Consequence or Train of Imaginations
Of Reason and Science
the Speeches by which they are expressed
Of the Ends or Resolutions of Discourse
Of the Vertues, commonly called Intellectuall, and their contrary Defects
Of the severall Subjects of Knowledge
Of Power, Worth, Dignity, Honour, and Worthinesse
Of the Difference of Manners
Of the Naturall Condition of Mankind as concerning their Felicity and Misery
Of the first and second Naturall Lawes and of Contract
Of other Lawes of Nature
Of Persons. Authors, and things Personated
• THE EPISTLE DEDICATORY
• PART I. OF MAN
Of the interiour Beginnings of Voluntary Motions, commonly called the Passions; And