Philosophy 366 Political Philosophy                   Darwall                        Winter 2002




I           Why we should keep covenants, even in the state of nature:  the Reply to “the Fool”


II.         The only stable form of collective defense is a “covenant of every man with every man”


III.       Hobbes’s theory of authorization.         


IV.       By mutual covenant, all authorize the Sovereign. 


V.        Definition of Commonwealth


VI        Commonwealth “by Acquisition” has the same authority


VII       The Sovereign should have absolute authority


VIII      Limits on the obligation of subjects, Chap. 21