A Dialogue between a Philosopher and a Student of the Common Laws of England [written 1666, published 1681]

University of Chicago Press, 1997 (Joseph Cropsey, ed.)

Hobbes presents here, in dialogue form, a reflection on the relation between reason and law.  The opinion that emerges from this dialogue manages to maintain Hobbes’s famous insistence on the indivisibility of sovereignty while allowing for a separation of the functions of government.  The essay was first published posthumously in 1681. 

Liberty Fund