Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes ( ; 5 April 1588 – 20 December 1679) was an English philosopher. Hobbes is best known for his 1651 book ''Leviathan'', in which he expounds an influential formulation of social contract theory. In addition to political philosophy, Hobbes contributed to a diverse array of other fields, including history, jurisprudence, geometry, theology, and ethics, as well as philosophy in general. He is considered to be one of the founders of modern political philosophy.

Hobbes was born and raised in Malmesbury and attended the University of Oxford before graduating from the University of Cambridge in 1608. He then became a tutor to the Cavendish family. After returning to England from France in 1641, Hobbes witnessed the destruction and brutality of the English Civil War from 1642 to 1651 between Parliamentarians and Royalists, which heavily influenced his advocacy for governance by an absolute sovereign in ''Leviathan''. Aside from social contract theory, ''Leviathan'' also popularized ideas such as the state of nature ("war of all against all") and laws of nature.

His other major works include the trilogy ''De Cive'' (1642), ''De Corpore'' (1655), and ''De Homine'' (1658) as well as the posthumous work ''Behemoth'' (1681). Provided by Wikipedia

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by Hobbes, Thomas
Published 1710
printed, and are to be sold by Robert Mawson, at the Bible and Star, in Ave-Mary-Lane, near Pater-Noster-Row

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by Hobbes, Thomas
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by Hobbes, Thomas
Published 1647
Apud Ludovicum Elzevirium

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by Hobbes, Thomas
Published 1839
J. Bohn

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by Hobbes, Thomas
Published 1889
Simpkin, Marshall

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by Hobbes, Thomas
Published 2017
Cambridge University Press
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by Hobbes, Thomas
Published 1839
J. Bohn

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by Thucydides
Published 1723
printed by B. Motte; for D. Brown without Temple-Bar: D. Midwinter in St. Paul's - Church - Yard: B. Lintott in Fleet-Street: W. Taylor in Pater-Noster-Row: and W. and J. Innys and B. Cowse in St. Paul's-Church-Yard
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by Kersting, Wolfgang
Published 2008
Akademie Verlag
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