Thomas hobbes

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Background information

Thomas Hobbes the second was born April 15th 1588 in a small town in Malmesbury ,wiltshire. At the young age of seven his dad Thomas Hobbes the first left him to go to war.When Thomas was in his teen years he worked as a merchant/clerc After that he went to oxford university at the age of 14 and studied in politics and graduated in 1608

Thomas Hobbes beliefs on government

In some of his early works, he only says that there must be a supreme sovereign power of some kind in society, without stating definitively which sort of sovereign power is best. In leviathen, however, Hobbes unequivocally argues that absolutist monarchy is the only right form of government


"A man can not lay down the right of resisting them that assault him by force to take his life." "It is not wisdom but authority that makes a wall." "I'm About to take my last voyage. A great leap in the dark" "Words are the money of fools"
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Thomas Hobbes Opponent

John Locke was Thomas Hobbes opponent because they had two different views of English revolution