Thomas Hobbes

Philosopher Thomas Hobbes

Profession: Philosopher


Biography: English philosopher best known today for his work on political philosophy. His 1651 book "Leviathan" established social contract theory, the foundation of most later Western political philosophy.

Born: April 5, 1588
Birthplace: Westport, England
Star Sign: Aries

Died: December 4, 1679 (aged 91)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Historical Events

  • 1674-07-19 Court of Holland bans books of Hobbes, Spinoza and Meyer

Quotes by Thomas Hobbes

  • "The source of every crime, is some defect of the understanding; or some error in reasoning; or some sudden force of the passions."

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