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PHL265 Hobbes Leviathan Chapters 16172830SA 1 Oct 2011Chapter 25 Of Civil Law Civil Lawthe laws that men are therefore bound to observe because they are members of a commonwealth Lawin general law is not counsel but command by someone of whom whose commands formerly oblige their subject Civil Lawlaws by which the commonwealth commands men to make use of to distinguish right from wrong and what is contrary to the rule some laws are particular to some provinces particular vocations etc none can make laws but the commonwealth commands are to be signified by sufficient signs as lawrecognition the legislator in all commonwealths is only the sovereign laws can also only be abolished by the sovereign the sovereign is not subject to civil laws if he wishes to go against a civil law he need only abolish it only he that is bound to himself is not bound all other subjects are bound the judgement of what is reasonable and of what is to be abolished belongs to the sovereign the law of nature and the civil law contain each other and are of equal extent the laws of nature consist in equity justice gratitude etc and are merely qualities that dispose men to peace when a commonwealth is settled they become laws through civil law the civil law is also part of the dictates of nature justice performance of covenant and giving every man his own is a dictate of the law of nature every subject has agreed to obey the civil law and therefore obedience to the civil law is part of the law of nature civil and natural laws are of different parts of law civil is written natural is unwritten the right of nature the natural liberty of man may by the civil law be restrained law was brought into the world for nothing else but to limit the natural liberty of men so that they may not hurt but assist one another and join together against a common enemy provincial laws are not made by custom but by the sovereign power if an unwritten law are generally observed across provinces of a dominion that law is a law of nature the two arms of a commonwealth are force and justice the first is in the king the second is in the hands of parliament law must always be rational contradictions do not often arise in
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