BY ELIZABETH RILEY
- Best known for his book, Leviathan.
- He was academically gifted.
- Hobbes was born April 5, 1588. He died December 4, 1679.
- He served as a tutor for many aristocratic families.
- Believed strongly in absolute monarchy.
- He believed that humans are primitively, at their core, selfish beings.
- He believed that in an anarchy, people would constantly be at war with each other without an end.
- He did not trust anyone but a single monarch to rule the land. However, he did believe that the monarch should rule fairly.
- He believed people should not be able to have a right to rebel.
He believed that humanity was bad at its core, and that having a sole soul for a government was well beyond good enough.
He was strongly against anarchy, however. Going back to his pessimistic view of life, he thought that an anarchy would end in needless and vain bloodshed and warfare- which he was more than likely right about.