Thomas Hobbs

By Darrin Thurston

About Thomas Hobbs

Thomas Hobbs was born on April 5, 1588 in Westport, England. He was an English philosopher, mathematician, and a theorist of politics and ethics. He was well known for his writings and disputes on religious subjects.


In 1640, Hobbes wrote a piece defending King Charles I's wide interpretation of his own rights in these matters.Hobbes best known today for his work on political philosophy. His 1651 book Leviathan founded the idea that people will do what they find helps and suits them. He is the father of what we call liberalism and the social contract.


Hobbes died on December 4, 1679 in Derbyshire,England

His last words were, "Death, is a leap into the dark."

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