Leviathan Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter Abstracts

Part 1 Chapter 1 & 2 | Part 1 Chapters 3 & 4

• Introduction of natural law and the need to give up certain freedoms.

• Hobbes discusses the idea of contract for a commonwealth.

• Hobbes adds a second layer of religion to create the Christian commonwealth.

• Hobbes discusses imagination as simple or compound and how it leads to false ideas.

Part 1 Chapter 5

• Hobbes discusses the idea of reason and how men come to conclusions.

• There is a need for judges to settle differences.

• Hobbes goes into his arguments against metaphorical conclusions that make no sense.

• Learning and trading of ideas is extolled as the pathway of reason.

Part 1 Chapters 6 & 7

• Continuing with his metaphor of the commonwealth as a body, Hobbes discusses motion.

• Hobbes emphasizes appetites and aversions as either innate or developed.

• The end of discourse may be finding an answer, giving up on finding an answer, or mere opinion.

• The source of information makes a difference...

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