Leviathan - Part 1 Chapters 11 & 12 Summary & Analysis

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These chapters describe the difference between manners and religion. People can never be satisfied and are always seeking more power, wealth, or popularity. All people have a "restless desire of power after power that ceaseth only in death." This restless desire leads to competition amongst people. The winners are praised and become famous which makes them feel good and want to acquire even more fame.

When fame leads to vain-glory, a person will do everything he can to stay famous and popular. Some will go so far as to risks losing everything which is dishonorable.

Though it is great to be loved and believed, it is bad for a person to believe in a person so much that he or she stops seeking truths for themselves. Some do this because they are fearful of the answers to the questions they have and would...

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