The English Works Of Thomas Hobbes Of Malmesbury (volume 6) by Thomas Hobbes

The English Works Of Thomas Hobbes Of Malmesbury (volume 6)

byThomas Hobbes

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1840. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... of the law 0f inference from law, and especially from the law of reason. i -i /. .--.--' of human nature, which is the law of reason: and I confess that it is truth which he says in the epilogue to his book, that by arguments and reason in the law, a man shall sooner come to the certainty and knowledge of the law: and I agree with Sir Edward Coke, who upon that text farther says, that reason is the soul of the law; and upon section 138, nihil, quod est contra rationem, est licitum; that is to say, nothing is law that is against reason; and that reason is the life of the law, nay the common law itself is nothing else but reason; and upon section 21, cequitas est perfecta quceddiii ratio, quce jus scriptum interpretatur et emendat, nulla scriptura comprehensa, sed solum in vera ratione consistent; i. e. Equity is a certain perfect reason, that interpreteth and amendeth the law written, itself being unwritten, and consisting in nothing else but right reason. When I consider this, and find it to be true, and so evident as not to be denied by any man of right sense, I find my own reason at a stand; for it frustrates all the laws in the world. For upon this ground any man, of any law whatsoever, may say it is against reason, and thereupon make a pretence for his disobedience. I pray you clear this passage, that we may proceed. L. I clear it thus, out of Sir Edward Coke (i. Inst. sect. 138), that this is to be understood of an artificial perfection of reason, gotten by long study, observation, and experience, and not of every man's natural reason; for nemo nascitur artifex. This legal reason is summa ratio; and therefore if all the reason that is dispersed into so many several heads, were united into one, yet could of the law of reason. he not make such a law a...

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Title:The English Works Of Thomas Hobbes Of Malmesbury (volume 6)Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217348025

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