The Elements of Law, Natural and Politic

By Thomas Hobbes; J. C. A. Gaskin | Go to book overview

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Hobbes Thomas, 1588-1679. The elements of law, natural and politic: part I, Human nature, part II, De corpore politico, with Three lives--Thomas Hobbes; edited with an introduction by J. C. A. Gaskin. p. cm.--(Oxford world's classics)

This work was originally published in 1650 as two separate books, Human nature, and De corpore politico. Human nature contained the first 13 chapters, de Corpore politico contained chapters 14 thru 19 of the first work, and chapters 20 thru 29. The present edition considers chapters 1 thru 19 as part 1, Human nature, and chapters 20 thru 29 as part 2, De corpore politico. Included in this work are chapters from Hobbes' De corpore, translations of His Verse life, and Prose life, and an abstract of John Aubrey's Brief life. Includes bibliographical references.

1. Natural law. 2. Political science--Early works to 1800. I. Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679. De corpore politico 1994.

II. Gaskin, J. C. A. ( John Charles Addison). III. Title. IV. Title

De corpore politico. V. Series

JC153.H55 1994 171'.2--dc20 93-38333

ISBN 0-19-283682-X

3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2

Printed in Great Britain by Cox & Wyman Ltd. Reading, Berkshire

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