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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