Thomas Hobbes Biography

Thomas Hobbes
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Birthday: April 5, 1588

Died At Age: 91

Sun Sign: Aries

Born Country: England

Born in: Westport, Wiltshire, England

Famous as: Philosopher

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Family:

father: Thomas Hobbes Sr.

siblings: Edmund

Died on: December 4, 1679

place of death: Derbyshire, England

Personality: ISTJ

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education: Hertford College, Oxford (1603-1608), Malmesbury School

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Who was Thomas Hobbes?

Thomas Hobbes was a prominent English philosopher, who is best known for his excellent work on political philosophy. His 1651 book “Leviathan” marked the foundation for numerous Western political philosophies taking in account the perspective of social contact theory. He is chiefly famous for his excellence of absolutism for the sovereign, but simultaneously he also established some fundamentals of European liberal thought. Apart from the same, he also devoted time in various array of fields like history, geometry, physics of gases, theology, ethics, general philosophy, and political science. Hobbes take on human nature as self-interested cooperation also proved to be an enduring theory in philosophical anthropology stream. Hobbes was amongst the primary founders of materialism in philosophy.

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