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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
E PHILOSOPHY OF HOBBES, AN ESSAY BY THE LATE W. G. POGSON SMITH
E EPISTLE DEDICATORY
TENTS OF THE CHAPTERS
RT I. OF MAN
RT II. OF COMMONWEALTH
RT III. OF A CHRISTIAN COMMONWEALTH
RT 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.
f the Consequence or Train of Imaginations.
f Reason and Science.
f the interiour Beginnings of Voluntary Motions, commonly called the Passions; And
e Speeches by which they are expressed.
f the Ends or Resolutions of Discourse.
f the Vertues, commonly called Intellectuall, and their contrary Defects.
f the severall Subjects of Knowledge.
f Power, Worth, Dignity, Honour, and Worthinesse.
f the Difference of Manners.
f the Naturall Condition of Mankind as concerning their Felicity and Misery.
f the first and second Naturall Lawes and of Contract.
f other Lawes of Nature.
f Persons. Authors, and things Personated.
The second Part, Of COMMON-WEALTH.
f the Causes, Generation, and Definition of a Common-wealth.
f the Rights of Soveraignes by Institution.
f severall Kinds of Common-wealth by Institution; and of Succession to the
f Dominion Paternall, and Despoticall.
f the Liberty of Subjects.
f Systemes Subject, Politicall, and Private.
f the Publique Ministers of Soveraign Power.
f the Nutrition, and Procreation of a Common-wealth.
f Civill Lawes.
f Crimes, Excuses, and Extenuations.
f Punishments, and Rewards.
f those things that Weaken, or tend to the Dissolution of a Common-wealth.
f the Office of the Soveraign Representative.
f the Kingdome of God by Nature.
The third Part. Of A CHRISTIAN COMMON-WEALTH.
f the Principles of Christian Politiques.
f the Number, Antiquity, Scope, Authority, and Interpreters of the Books of Holy
f the signification, of Spirit, Angell, and Inspiration in the Books of Holy Scripture.
f the signification in Scripture of the Kingdome of God, of Holy, Sacred, and
f the Word of God, and of Prophets.
f Miracles, and their use.
f the signification in Scripture of Eternall life, Hel, Salvation, the World to come,
f the Signification in Scripture of the word Church.
f the Rights of the Kingdome of God, in Abraham, Moses, the High Priests, and the
gs of Judah.
f the Office of our Blessed Saviour.
f Power Ecclesiasticall.
f what is Necessary for a mans Reception into the Kingdome of Heaven.
The fourth Part. Of THE KINGDOME OF DARKNESSE
f Spirituall Darknesse from Misinterpretation of Scripture.
f Dœmonology, and other Reliques of the Religion of the Gentiles.
f Darknesse from Vain Philosophy, and Fabulous Traditions.
f the Benefit proceeding from such Darknesse; and to whom it accreweth.
Review and Conclusion.
REPRINTED FROM THE EDITION OF 1651
WITH AN ESSAY BY THE LATE
W. G. POGSON SMITH
AT THE CLARENDON PRESS