Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes
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Thomas Hobbes

Leviathan

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Much memory, or memory of many things, is called Experience.
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This Decaying Sense, when wee would express the thing it self, (I mean Fancy it selfe,) wee call Imagination, as I said before; But when we would express the Decay, and signifie that the Sense is fading, old, and past, it is called Memory.
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Imagination therefore is nothing but Decaying Sense;
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as wee see in the water, though the wind cease, the waves give not over rowling for a long time after; so also it happeneth in that motion, which is made in the internall parts of a man, then, when he Sees, Dreams, &c.
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For men measure, not onely other men, but all other things, by themselves:
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That when a thing lies still, unlesse somewhat els stirre it, it will lye still for ever, is a truth that no man doubts of. But that when a thing is in motion, it will eternally be in motion, unless somewhat els stay it, though the reason be the same, (namely, that nothing can change it selfe,) is not so easily assented to.
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So that Sense in all cases, is nothing els but originall fancy
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And though at some certain distance, the reall, and very object seem invested with the fancy it begets in us; Yet still the object is one thing, the image or fancy is another.
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Neither in us that are pressed, are they anything els, but divers motions; (for motion, produceth nothing but motion.)
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Seeming, or Fancy, is that which men call sense
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to the Brain, and Heart, causeth there a resistance, or counter-pressure
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The cause of Sense, is the Externall Body, or Object
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For there is no conception in a mans mind, which hath not at first, totally, or by parts, been begotten upon the organs of Sense.)
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Read Thy Self
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First the Matter thereof, and the Artificer; both which is Man.
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Pacts and Covenants, by which the parts of this Body Politique were at first made, set together, and united, resemble that Fiat, or the Let Us Make Man, pronounced by God in the Creation.
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Equity and Lawes, an artificiall Reason and Will;
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Salus Populi (the Peoples Safety) its Businesse
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Wealth and Riches of all the particular members, are the Strength
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Soveraignty is an Artificiall Soul
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