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    Hobbes Human nature since the beginning of time has been to fight for control over things someone found useful . To “control” something that would make yourself powerful or even god-like. Most have tried by force ‚ fear and even love to control various things from land and weapons and even smaller things like rice and water . It has taken figures with strong mentalitys to pause the everyday fight for key essentials to focus and sometimes even dedicate their life to the humans and

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    Thomas Hobbes Thomas Hobbes was an English philosopher who was born April 5‚1588 and died December 4‚1679. He attended Oxford University where he studied classics. He was a tutor by profession and also traveled around Europe to meet scientists and to study different forms of government. Thomas Hobbes was the first great figure in modern moral philosophy. He became interested in why people allowed themselves to be ruled and what type of government would be best for England. Hobbes had a pessimistic

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    Thomas Hobbes was born the year of the Spanish Armada‚ and lived in England through the English Civil War. Therefore‚ times were not exactly peaceful. In addition to the Civil War‚ England was economically unstable‚ plague ridden‚ and run by gangs rather than police. His perspective on life was shaped by his times‚ and he stated that life is “solitary‚ poor‚ nasty‚ and short.” Hobbes’ most famous work‚ Leviathon‚ demonstrates his views of mankind‚ and proposes a social contract theory based on these

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    of Thomas Hobbes leviathan‚ the sea monster is presented as the absolute sovereign. He rules the people that form his being. All the people of that state are looking up to him in the image as to express their submission and acceptance of the social contract to be ruled. In the front piece‚ the leviathan holds two objects in his hand which are a crosier and a sword. A crosier in Christianity is a symbol of the governing office of the bishop or apostle. Here‚ one can assume that what Hobbes meant

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    Thomas Hobbes begins Leviathan with Book 1: Of Man‚ in which he builds‚ layer by layer‚ a foundation for his eventual argument that the "natural condition" of man‚ or one without sovereign control‚ is one of continuous war‚ violence‚ death‚ and fear. Hobbes’s depiction of this state is the most famous passage in Leviathan: [D]uring the time men live without a common Power to keep them all in awe‚ they are in a condition which is called Warre; and such a warre‚ as is of every man‚ against every

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    The Philosophies of Enlightenment: Compare and contrast views of John Locke and Thomas Hobbes The Enlightenment‚ also named the Age of reason‚ was an era for the period of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The term “Enlightenment” also specifically talks about a rational movement. Moreover‚ this movement provided a basis for the American and French Revolutions. During this period‚ philosophers started to realize that by using reason they can find answers to their questions and solutions

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    the world passed down to them from their parents‚ or is an individual born with certain thoughts and opinions? Between the 16th and 18th centuries‚ many people began to think about these questions. In 1651‚ an English political philosopher named Thomas Hobbes published a book on the nature of man‚ titled The Leviathan. Four decades later‚ another English thinker named John Locke published his theories about mankind in its natural state‚ titled Second Treatise of Civil Government. Locke’s and Hobbes’s

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    Thomas Hobbes and the Social Contract When analyzing the modern social contract theorists‚ one must take into account the conditions that the philosopher was living in while devising his social contract. Each theorist: Jean-Jacques Rousseau‚ John Locke and Thomas Hobbes all have the same idea but each has his theory rooted in very different beliefs. Rousseau formulated his theory in the middle of the French Enlightenment and the same theory breathed life into the intellectual basis for the French

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    Thomas Hobbes was an English philosopher remembered today for his work in philosophy. Hobbes was a rationalist and tried to use the scientific method in his own works on power‚ politics‚ and human nature. His greatest work was the Leviathan written in the midst of a civil war. Hobbes discarded theory’s that placed secular power under theological authority. He believed that humans were moving organisms which were required to be restrained by authority to prevent them from pursuing selfish ends .

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    In the Leviathan‚ Thomas Hobbes argues that the fallacies of the State of nature can be remedied through the social contract.” if they think good‚ to a monarch as absolutely as to other representative“(pg. 241). Hobbes claims that the monarchy is the best form of government. I believe he assumes too much when he argues that the monarch will work for the same interests as the people and does not consider the alternative of a monarch who becomes corrupt from the absolute authority given to him. I will

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