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This is Noung. I'll be using this account firstly to node Leviathan with commentary, and perhaps afterwards some of Hobbes' other works, such as The Elements of Law, Natural and Politic, Behemoth (history of the civil wars in England), Dialogues Between a Philosopher and a Student of the Common Laws of England and De Cive.

Thomas Hobbes was an English philosopher and political theorist and Leviathan is commonly regarded as the greatest work of political philosophy in the English language as well as a massive literary achievement. It is split into four sections.

Bold designates a purely explanatory and analytical node by Noung; otherwise the write-up is by this account. Footnotes in the text are my own work and meant for clarification: they are not Hobbes' writings and are clearly marked as such.

Leviathan (Introduction)

Part One: Of Man
CHAPTER I: OF SENSE
CHAPTER II: OF IMAGINATION
CHAPTER III: OF THE CONSEQUENCE OR TRAIN OF IMAGINATIONS
CHAPTER IV: OF SPEECH
CHAPTER V: OF REASON AND SCIENCE
CHAPTER VI: OF THE INTERIOR BEGINNINGS OF VOLUNTARY MOTIONS, COMMONLY CALLED THE PASSIONS; AND THE SPEECHES BY WHICH THEY ARE EXPRESSED
CHAPTER VII: OF THE ENDS OR RESOLUTIONS OF DISCOURSE
CHAPTER VIII: OF THE VIRTUES COMMONLY CALLED INTELLECTUAL; AND THEIR CONTRARY DEFECTS
CHAPTER IX: OF THE SEVERAL SUBJECTS OF KNOWLEDGE
CHAPTER X: OF POWER, WORTH, DIGNITY, HONOUR AND WORTHINESS
CHAPTER XI: OF THE DIFFERENCE OF MANNERS
CHAPTER XII: OF RELIGION
CHAPTER XIII: OF THE NATURAL CONDITION OF MANKIND AS CONCERNING THEIR FELICITY AND MISERY CHAPTER XIV: OF THE FIRST AND SECOND NATURAL LAWS, AND OF CONTRACTS
CHAPTER XV: OF OTHER LAWS OF NATURE
CHAPTER XVI: OF PERSONS, AUTHORS, AND THINGS PERSONATED

Part two: Of Commonwealth

CHAPTER XVII: OF THE CAUSES, GENERATION, AND DEFINITION OF A COMMONWEALTH
CHAPTER XVIII: OF THE RIGHTS OF SOVEREIGNS BY INSTITUTION
CHAPTER XIX: OF THE SEVERAL KINDS OF COMMONWEALTH BY INSTITUTION, AND OF SUCCESSION TO THE SOVEREIGN POWER
CHAPTER XX: OF DOMINION PATERNAL AND DESPOTICAL
CHAPTER XXI: OF THE LIBERTY OF SUBJECTS
CHAPTER XXII: OF SYSTEMS SUBJECT POLITICAL AND PRIVATE
CHAPTER XXIII: OF THE PUBLIC MINISTERS OF SOVEREIGN POWER
CHAPTER XXIV: OF THE NUTRITION AND PROCREATION OF A COMMONWEALTH
CHAPTER XXV: OF COUNSEL
CHAPTER XXVI: OF CIVIL LAWS
CHAPTER XXVII: OF CRIMES, EXCUSES, AND EXTENUATIONS
CHAPTER XXVIII: OF PUNISHMENTS AND REWARDS
CHAPTER XXIX: OF THOSE THINGS THAT WEAKEN OR TEND TO THE DISSOLUTION OF A COMMONWEALTH
CHAPTER XXX: OF THE OFFICE OF THE SOVEREIGN REPRESENTATIVE
CHAPTER XXXI: OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD BY NATURE

Part three: Of A Christian Commonwealth

CHAPTER XXXII: OF THE PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTIAN POLITICS
CHAPTER XXXIII: OF THE NUMBER, ANTIQUITY, SCOPE, AUTHORITY, AND INTERPRETERS OF THE BOOKS OF HOLY SCRIPTURE
CHAPTER XXXIV: OF THE SIGNIFICATION OF SPIRIT, ANGEL, AND INSPIRATION IN THE BOOKS OF HOLY SCRIPTURE
CHAPTER XXXV: OF THE SIGNIFICATION IN SCRIPTURE OF KINGDOM OF GOD, OF HOLY, SACRED, AND SACRAMENT
CHAPTER XXXVI: OF THE WORD OF GOD, AND OF PROPHETS
CHAPTER XXXVII: OF MIRACLES AND THEIR USE
CHAPTER XXXVIII: OF THE SIGNIFICATION IN SCRIPTURE OF ETERNAL LIFE, HELL, SALVATION, THE WORLD TO COME, AND REDEMPTION
CHAPTER XXXIX: OF THE SIGNIFICATION IN SCRIPTURE OF THE WORD CHURCH
CHAPTER XL: OF THE RIGHTS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD, IN ABRAHAM, MOSES, THE HIGH PRIESTS, AND THE KINGS OF JUDAH
CHAPTER XLI: OF THE OFFICE OF OUR BLESSED SAVIOUR
CHAPTER XLII: OF POWER ECCLESIASTICAL
CHAPTER XLIII: OF WHAT IS NECESSARY FOR A MAN'S RECEPTION INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN

Part four: Of The Kingdom Of Darkness

CHAPTER XLIV: OF SPIRITUAL DARKNESS FROM MISINTERPRETATION OF SCRIPTURE
CHAPTER XLV: OF DEMONOLOGY AND OTHER RELICS OF THE RELIGION OF THE GENTILES
CHAPTER XLVI: OF DARKNESS FROM VAIN PHILOSOPHY AND FABULOUS TRADITIONS
CHAPTER XLVII: OF THE BENEFIT THAT PROCEEDETH FROM SUCH DARKNESS, AND TO WHOM IT ACCRUETH

A Review And Conclusion