Leviathan, by Thomas Hobbes

Table of Contents


The First Part: Of Man

  1. Of sense
  2. Of imagination
  3. Of the consequence or train of imaginations
  4. Of speech
  5. Of reason and science
  6. Of the interior beginnings of voluntary motions, commonly called the passions; and the speeches by which they are expressed
  7. Of the ends or resolutions of discourse
  8. Of the virtues commonly called intellectual; and their contrary defects
  9. Of the several subject of knowledge
  10. Of power, worth, dignity, honour and worthiness
  11. Of the difference of manners
  12. Of religion
  13. Of the natural condition of mankind as concerning their felicity and misery
  14. Of the first and second natural laws, and of contracts
  15. Of other laws of nature
  16. Of persons, authors, and things personated

The Second Part: Of Commonwealth

  1. Of the causes, generation, and definition of a Commonwealth
  2. Of the rights of sovereigns by institution
  3. Of the several kinds of Commonwealth by institution, and of succession to the sovereign power
  4. Of dominion paternal and despotical
  5. Of the liberty of subjects
  6. Of systems subject political and private
  7. Of the public ministers of sovereign power
  8. Of the nutrition and procreation of a commonwealth
  9. Of counsel
  10. Of civil laws
  11. Of crimes, excuses, and extenuations
  12. Of punishments and rewards
  13. Of those things that weaken or tend to the dissolution of a commonwealth
  14. Of the office of the sovereign representative
  15. Of the kingdom of God by nature

The Third Part: Of a Christian Commonwealth

  1. Of the principles of Christian politics
  2. Of the number, antiquity, scope, authority, and interpreters of the Books of Holy Scripture
  3. Of the signification of spirit, angel, and inspiration in the Books of Holy Scripture
  4. Of the signification in Scripture of Kingdom of God, of Holy, Sacred, and Sacrament
  5. Of the Word of God, and of prophets
  6. Of miracles and their use
  7. Of the signification in Scripture of eternal life, hell, salvation, the world to come, and redemption
  8. Of the signification in Scripture of the Word Church
  9. Of the rights of the Kingdom of God, in Abraham, Moses, the high priests, and the Kings of Judah
  10. Of the office of Our Blessed Saviour
  11. Of power ecclesiastical
  12. Of what is necessary for a man's reception into the Kingdom of Heaven

The Fourth Part: Of the kingdom of darkness

  1. Of spiritual darkness from misinterpretation of scripture
  2. Of demonology and other relics of the religion of the gentiles
  3. Of darkness from vain philosophy and fabulous traditions
  4. Of the benefit that proceedeth from such darkness, and to whom it accrueth

A Review and Conclusion


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