De Cive or The Citizen
|Main Author:||Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679.|
|Other Authors:||Lamprecht, Sterling P., 1890-|
New York : Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1949..
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Bibliography: p. xxxi.
I. Liberty : Of the state of men without civil society : That the beginning of civil society is from mutual fear ; That men by nature are all equal ; Whence the will of mischeiving each other ariseth ; The discord arising from comparison of wills ; From the appetite many have to the same thing ; The definition of right ; A right to the end gives a right to the means necessary to that end ; By the right of nature, every man is judge of the means which tend to his own preservation ; By nature all men have equal right to all things ; This right which all men have to all things is unprofitable ; The state of men without civil society is a mere state of war: the definitions of peace and war ; War is an adversary to man's preservation ; It is lawful for any man, by natural right, to compel another whom he hath gotten in his power, to five caution of his future obedience ; Nature dictates the seeking after peace. Of the law of nature concerning contracts : That the law of nature is not an agreement of men, but the dictate or reason ; That the fundamental law of nature is to seek peace, where it may be had, and where not, to defend ourselves ; That the first special law of nature is not to retain our right to all things ; What it is to quit our rights; what to transfer it ; That in transferring of our right, the will of him that receives it is necessarily required ; No words but those of the present tense transfer any right ; Words of the future, if there be some other tokens to signify will, are valid in the translation of right ; In matters of free gift, our right passeth not from us through any words of the future ; The definition of contract and compact ; In coms, our rigth from us through word of the future ; Compacts of mutual faith in the state of nature are of no effect and vain; but not
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