Thomas Hobbes

  • thomas hobbes
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    hobbes by john michael wright
    born(1588-04-05)5 april 1588
    westport, wiltshire, england
    died4 december 1679(1679-12-04) (aged 91)
    derbyshire, england
    alma matermagdalen hall, oxford
    st john's college, cambridge
    era17th-century philosophy
    regionwestern philosophy
    schoolsocial contract
    classical realism
    empiricism
    determinism
    nominalism[1]
    materialism[1]
    corpuscularianism[2]
    ethical egoism
    main interests
    political philosophy, history, ethics, geometry

    thomas hobbes (z/; 5 april 1588 – 4 december 1679), in some older texts thomas hobbes of malmesbury,[4] was an english philosopher, considered to be one of the founders of modern political philosophy.[5][6] hobbes is best known for his 1651 book leviathan, which expounded an influential formulation of social contract theory.[7] in addition to political philosophy, hobbes also contributed to a diverse array of other fields, including history, jurisprudence, geometry, the physics of gases, theology, ethics, and general philosophy.

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Thomas Hobbes
Thomas Hobbes (portrait).jpg
Born(1588-04-05)5 April 1588
Died4 December 1679(1679-12-04) (aged 91)
Derbyshire, England
Alma materMagdalen Hall, Oxford
St John's College, Cambridge
Era17th-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolSocial contract
Classical realism
Empiricism
Determinism
Nominalism[1]
Materialism[1]
Corpuscularianism[2]
Ethical egoism
Main interests
Political philosophy, history, ethics, geometry

Thomas Hobbes (z/; 5 April 1588 – 4 December 1679), in some older texts Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury,[4] was an English philosopher, considered to be one of the founders of modern political philosophy.[5][6] Hobbes is best known for his 1651 book Leviathan, which expounded an influential formulation of social contract theory.[7] In addition to political philosophy, Hobbes also contributed to a diverse array of other fields, including history, jurisprudence, geometry, the physics of gases, theology, ethics, and general philosophy.