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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.
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(Biography) Thomas. 1588–1679, English political philosopher. His greatest work is the Leviathan (1651), which contains his defence of absolute sovereignty
ˈHobbesian n, adj
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Thomas, 1588–1679, English philosopher and author.
Hobbes′i•an, adj., n.
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|Noun||1.||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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