Thomas Hobbes

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Where was he born? What year?

Thomas Hobbes was born in Westport, England, on April 5, 1588

What was his job?

He was an English philosopher.

What is his greatest achievements in life?

Thomas Hobbes became the first English translator of Thucycdidesi History of the Peloponnesian War.

Hobbes is most famous for his book Leviathan (1651). The book concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory. Thomas Hobbes argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Hobbes wrote that chaos or civil war — situations identified with a state of nature and the famous motto Bellum omnium contra omnes ("the war of all against all") — could only be averted by strong central government.

What are his political thoughts and beliefs?

The English philosopher Thomas Hobbes is best known for his political thought, and deservedly so. His vision of the world is strikingly original and still relevant to contemporary politics. His main concern is the problem of social and political order: how human beings can live together in peace and avoid the danger and fear of civil conflict. He poses stark alternatives: we should give our obedience to an unaccountable sovereign (a person or group empowered to decide every social and political issue). Otherwise what awaits us is a "state of nature" that closely resembles civil war – a situation of universal insecurity, where all have reason to fear violent death and where rewarding human cooperation is all but impossible.

Who are you going to list as their 2 friends from the enlightenment period?

Ben Jonson

Benjamin "Ben" Jonson was an English playwright, poet, actor and literary critic of the 17th century, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy. He popularised the comedy of humors.

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban PC KC was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England.

who are going list as their 2 friends from the 21st century?

Paolo Diego Bubbio

Is a Senior Research Fellow in philosophy at the Western Sydney University. He is known for his research onpost-Kantian philosophy, hermeneutics and philosophy of religion.[1][2][3][4] He received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Turin.

Remo Bodei

(born in Cagliari, 3 August 1938) is an philosopher. He is Professor of the history of philosophy at the UCLA University, Los Angeles California, and also teaches at the University of Pisa and Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa.

Why did you chose those two people as friends from 21st century?

I chose those two people as friends's Thomas Hobbes from 21st century because they are philosophy.So I think they can be friends.

Write a famous quote from your Enlightenment thinker and explain in your own words what you think this quote means?

Thomas Hobbes had many quotes. But I like a quote "Words are the money of fools"

Seventeenth century philosopher Thomas Hobbes said that words are wise men's counters, but they are the money of fools. Words are the counters of wise men, and the money of fools was a quote by Thomas Hobbes. It can mean different things to different people, but it generally means that wise men use words well and fools get in trouble with their use of words.