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Hobbes

 (hŏbz), Thomas 1588-1679.
English philosopher and political theorist best known for his book Leviathan (1651), in which he argues that the only way to secure civil society is through universal submission to the absolute authority of a sovereign.

Hobbes′i·an adj.

Hobbes

(hɒbz)
n
(Biography) Thomas. 1588–1679, English political philosopher. His greatest work is the Leviathan (1651), which contains his defence of absolute sovereignty
ˈHobbesian n, adj

Hobbes

(hɒbz)

n.
Thomas, 1588–1679, English philosopher and author.
Hobbes′i•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Hobbes - English materialist and political philosopher who advocated absolute sovereignty as the only kind of government that could resolve problems caused by the selfishness of human beings (1588-1679)Hobbes - English materialist and political philosopher who advocated absolute sovereignty as the only kind of government that could resolve problems caused by the selfishness of human beings (1588-1679)
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He would make a good secretary, now, like Hobbes, Milton, Swift--that sort of man.
His favorite poets were Horace and Pope; his chosen philosophers, Hobbes and Voltaire.
How these roots acquired their meanings is not known, but a conventional origin is clearly just as mythical as the social contract by which Hobbes and Rousseau supposed civil government to have been established.
For Hobbes, we live in a brutal world, and it is for this reason that we must allow the sovereign to take total control of everything, even if it is at the expense of our freedoms.
Palabras clave: Suarez, Hobbes, potestad indirecta, monocracia.
Como presenca constante em manuais de filosofia e de ciencia politica, estudiosos de Hobbes criaram definicoes didaticas com o objetivo de facilitar a apreensao de um autor multiplo como e o filosofo.
So, Hobbes believed that the tyrannical state is justified when people are not capable of living together.
A girl with an uncanny resemblance to the teenager they watched die 22 years earlier has shown up in a viral video of a mortar attack, and Hobbes thinks she has survived.
Calvin and Hobbes appeared in newspapers from November 1985 until Watterson's retirement in 1996.
Una breve historia editorial: Calvin y Hobbes fue, como algunas otras grandes obras, fruto de la casualidad.
Thus, if we do not conclude that Hobbes was confused--or at least vulnerable to an extension of his own argument, as Rousseau may have thought (130)--then we must suppose that he believed a solution to the problem of international anarchy was already present in the political program he proposed.
La revision se realiza en este caso a traves de la obra de Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), o mejor dicho: examinando las interpretaciones y el uso que se ha hecho de este pensador en el campo de las Relaciones Internacionales, con el fin de alejarse de lecturas superficiales y volver a detenerse sobre los aspectos internacionales de su pensamiento.