Thomas Hobbes


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Noun1.Thomas 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)Thomas 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 delighted in the robust common sense of Thomas Hobbes; Spinoza filled him with awe, he had never before come in contact with a mind so noble, so unapproachable and austere; it reminded him of that statue by Rodin, L'Age d'Airain, which he passionately admired; and then there was Hume: the scepticism of that charming philosopher touched a kindred note in Philip; and, revelling in the lucid style which seemed able to put complicated thought into simple words, musical and measured, he read as he might have read a novel, a smile of pleasure on his lips.
1560): a traveler in the service of medical training, debating the use of academic travel: early modern disputations de arte peregrinandi, the rise of a proto-tourism infrastructure in late-16th-century Rome and Naples, Thomas Hobbes' journey poem De mirabilibus Pecci (1627): a travel guide for early English domestic tourism, and classical tradition and contemporary experience in Hugo Favolius' Hodoeporicon Byzantinum (1563).
Alston quoted Thomas Hobbes, the 17th-century philosopher, to warn that unless austerity was ended and welfare cuts were reversed, millions of poorer Britons faced lives that would be "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short".
AS THE AUTHOR OF LEVIATHAN, THOMAS Hobbes was one of the preeminent founders of modernity, with a lasting impact on the natural rights tradition and social contract theory.
He critically engages a diverse range of political theorists, including Thomas Hobbes, Karl Marx, Max Weber, Hannah Arendt, John Rawls, Michel Foucault, and Richard Rorty.
Thomas Hobbes, one of the great world authorities on governance, describes a world of unrelenting insecurity when a country is without a government to provide the safety of law and order, protecting citizens from each other and from foreign foes.
A war may stem from circumstances beyond human control, uncertainty and accident, impersonal forces impinging on nation states (John Locke), human perversity (Thomas Hobbes), society or environmental factors.
A war may stem from circumstances beyond human control, uncertainty and accident, impersonal forces impinging on nation-states (John Locke), human perversity (Thomas Hobbes), society or environmental factors.
Thomas Hobbes al referirse al origen de la religion en el Leviatan (1651) (1) deja establecida la superioridad del cristianismo sobre las religiones paganas.
Apresentam-se dois artigos dedicados a Thomas Hobbes e o papel que a Historia possui em sua obra.
Quiz: 1 Ryan Gosling; 2 Horse; 3 A bicycle; 4 A bird; 5 The Act of Settlement 1701; 6 Barcelona; 7 The Tower of London; 8 Thomas Hobbes; 9 One hundred degrees; 10 Bismuth.