Leviathan - Part 1 Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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This chapter discusses people, authors, and actors.This chapter simply states that a person has the right for his words and actions to be taken into consideration and can speak for another person when they cannot speak for themselves. In the latter case they are known as a representative or an author, and the person he or she is representing is the actor. If an actor makes a contract, the author too is bound to it. Furthermore, if an author makes an actor do something illegal, the author is responsible. Inanimate objects cannot be actors, nor can children, fools, and idols be authors.

When a group of people get together, they are known as a multitude and then become one group. This one group can choose to have a representative who is trusted by all the group members. This person's opinions and ideas...

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