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