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Published by P. Lang in Bern, Las Vegas .
Written in English


  • Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679.

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Edition Notes

StatementMartin A. Bertman.
SeriesEuropean University studies. Series XX, Philosophy ;, v. 48 =, Europaïsche Hochschulschriften. Reihe XX, Philosophie ;, v. 48 =, Publications universitaires européennes. Série XX, Philosophie ;, Bd. 48, Europaïsche Hochschulschriften., Bd. 48.
LC ClassificationsB1247 .B47 1981
The Physical Object
Pagination158 p. ;
Number of Pages158
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3858789M
ISBN 103261047704
LC Control Number81178872

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In writing the first part of his Leviathan, 'Of Man', and looking forward to the second, 'Of Commonwealth', Hobbes includes a chapter 'Of the Natural Condition of Mankind, As Concerning Their Felicity, and Misery'. He famously determines that in such a condition there is much misery, and precious little felicity. Whereas earlier natural law tradition drew from the observed natural inclinations of humans to live in community, rear children, pursue truth, engage in marital relations, seek their own life and health, etc. to ascertain the human good, "Hobbes's break from tradition is to lop off the other goods" () leaving only self-preservation. Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Commonwealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil, commonly referred to as Leviathan, is a book written by Thomas Hobbes (–) and published in (revised Latin edition ). Its name derives from the biblical work concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential. Hobbes recognizes two types of virtue: natural wit and acquired wit. Natural wit is manifested in the simple act of imagining along a train of thoughts which everyday experience provides (the lack of natural wit is the intellectual defect called "Dullness" or "Stupidity").

Summary. After having described how the external world affects humans (i.e., through motion) and gives us sense, memory, and experience, Hobbes now turns his attention to the internal mechanisms that affect human behavior. Hobbes claims that within animals like ourselves there are two types of internal motions: 1) vital motion, which can be thought of as essentially involuntarily bodily. Leviathan 3 Thomas Hobbes Causes, creation, definition (6) The agreement of these creatures is natural, whereas men’s agreement is by covenant only, which is artificial; so it’s no wonder if something besides the covenant is needed to make their agreement constant and lasting, namely a common power to keep them in awe and direct their. Summary. Having analyzed man in Book I, and in particular how man is compelled to enter into society (that is, through fear), Hobbes turns to a form of artificial man established through a covenant, namely, a stated before, in order for a covenant to be valid a common power or a sovereign authority must enforce the terms of the contract, for "covenants without the sword, are.   Good Wit, Or Fancy; Good Judgement; Discretion And this difference of quicknesse, is caused by the difference of mens passions; that love and dislike, some one thing, some another: and therefore some mens thoughts run one way, some another: and are held to, and observe differently the things that passe through their imagination.