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Leviathan (Books I and II)

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Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil, commonly called Leviathan, is a book written in 1651 by Thomas Hobbes. It is titled after the biblical Leviathan. The book concerns the structure of society (as represented figuratively by the frontispiece, showing the state giant made up of individuals), as is evidenced by the full title. In the book, Thomas Hobbes argues for a social contract and rule by a sovereign. Influenced by the English Civil War, Hobbes wrote that chaos or civil war - situations identified with a state of nature and the famous motto Bellum omnium contra omnes ("the war of all against all") - could only be averted by strong central government. He thus denied any right of rebellion toward the social contract. However, Hobbes did discuss the possible dissolution of the State. Since the social contract was made to institute a state that would provide for the "peace and defense" of the people, the contract would become void as soon as the government no longer protected its citizens. By virtue of this fact, man would automatically return to the state of nature until a new contract is made. Summary from Wikipedia. (11 hr 33 min)

Chapters

Introduction

8:28

Read by Carl Manchester

I - Of Sense

4:46

Read by Carl Manchester

II - Of Imagination

13:43

Read by Carl Manchester

III - Of the Consequence or Train of Imaginations

12:15

Read by Carl Manchester

IV - Of Speech

23:39

Read by hugh mac

V - Of Reason and Science

15:21

Read by Anna Simon

VI - Of the Interior Beginnings of Voluntary Motions, Commonly Called the Passi…

23:50

Read by Sibella Denton

VII - Of the Ends or Resolutions of Discourse

10:04

Read by Gesine

VIII - Of the Virtues Commonly Called Intellectual; and Their Contrary Defects

24:20

Read by Darren L. Slider

IX - Of the Several Subjects of Knowledge

5:34

Read by Carl Manchester

X - Of Power, Worth, Dignity, Honour and Worthiness

22:20

Read by hefyd

XI - Of the Difference of Manners

17:21

Read by hefyd

XII - Of Religion

28:07

Read by Leon Mire

XIII - Of the Natural Condition of Mankind as Concerning Their Felicity and Mis…

14:03

Read by D.E. Wittkower

XIV - Of the First and Second Natural Laws, and of Contracts

33:54

Read by D.E. Wittkower

XV - Of Other Laws of Nature

41:51

Read by D.E. Wittkower

XVI - Of Persons, Authors, and Things Personated

13:52

Read by D.E. Wittkower

XVII - Of the Causes, Generation, and Definition of a Commonwealth

10:50

Read by Anna Simon

XVIII - Of the Rights of Sovereigns by Institution

21:05

Read by Anna Simon

XIX - Of the Several Kinds of Commonwealth by Institution, and of Succession to…

24:50

Read by Anna Simon

XX - Of Dominion Paternal and Despotical

20:50

Read by Nikki Sullivan

XXI - Of the Liberty of Subjects

24:15

Read by Kirsten Ferreri

XXII - Of Systems Subject, Political and Private

30:41

Read by Leon Mire

XXIII - Of the Public Ministers of Sovereign Power

10:22

Read by Arouet

XXIV - Of the Nutrition and Procreation of a Commonwealth

14:10

Read by Anna Simon

XXV - Of Counsel

18:20

Read by Anna Simon

XXVI - Of Civil Laws

46:43

Read by Sibella Denton

XXVII - Of Crimes, Excuses, and Extenuations

43:45

Read by Smokey B.

XXVIII - Of Punishments and Rewards

21:31

Read by Ransom

XXIX - Of Those Things that Weaken or Tend to the Dissolution of a Commonwealth

28:05

Read by Cicorée

XXX - Of the Office of the Sovereign Representative

37:12

Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater

XXXI - Of the Kingdom of God by Nature

27:10

Read by Leon Mire

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helps you understand the world

(5 Sterne)

the purpose of this book is to give you a insight into how humans operate and works its way out to Nations. this is a great book for just getting a foundation if you're ever lost and you're trying to find some Foundation to your life, this is a good book

Well read, though I disagree with the content.

(5 Sterne)

The readers are good though I think the book itself is nonsense.

great book

(5 Sterne)

it makes you think a great deal about the current government in which one is subject.

Thank you

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Many thanks to the readers! Listened to the book 4 times.

well read

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Remarkably seamless for a multiplayer reading!

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