Thomas Hobbes

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Born in Westport England 1588 April 5th. He died December 4th 1679 Hobbes father was the disgraced vicar of a local parish he disappeared abandoning his three children to the care of his brother.


1." It is not wisdom but authority that makes a law." This means that it's not about how much you know from that law it's the people who follow it that matter.

2."I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark." That means he's thinking further and is about venture through his mind one last time.

3." The condition of man... is a condition of war of everyone against everyone." This means that where there is man there may be war.

4."Words are the money of fools." This means that some words are worth saying more than money.

5. "Leisure is the mother of Philosophy." The reason why leisure is the head of philosophy is because without it there would be no philosophy

The Summary

Thomas Hobbes influenced the Founding Fathers and he influenced the making of the Social Contract. He believed that a single ruler should have authority over the citizens which was a monarchy led by the king. Hobbes was mare concerned with other rights like protection but John Locke gave the idea of democracy. That was my summary about Thomas Hobbes.