Thomas Hobbes: English Political Philosopher

Thomas Hobbes: English Political Philosopher
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Thomas Hobbes was an English political philosopher and became famous for his influential book The Leviathan. Learn more about him and other influential people, authors, scientists, and more from around the world!




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Thomas Hobbes was an English political philosopher and became famous for his influential book, The Leviathan. Hobbes believed that humans were born cruel, greedy, and selfish which required a strong centralized government to prevent chaos. Hobbes' political views greatly influenced the founding of the Federalist movement and United Stated Constitution.

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  • Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) Thomas Hobbes was an English political philosopher and became famous for his influential book, The Leviathan. Hobbes believed that humans were born cruel, greedy, and selfish which required a strong centralized government to prevent chaos. Hobbes' political views greatly influenced the founding of the Federalist movement and United Stated Constitution.
  • Hobbes named his political book "The Leviathan" after a mythological monster. He believed that government should embody this monster by having absolute power and strength over all facets of society.
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