- Thomas Hobbes was a born April 5, 1588 in Westport, UK.
- His philosophies and political theories caused him to be a central figure of British empiricism
- "Leviathan" was one of his most famous works
- His theories have been used to distinguish the importance of freedom of speech, to define sovereign power, and to display the need of security over liberty in certain situations
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He believed in the balance between want and need. He also believed that power=balance and the importance of the exchange of liberty for security
The Leviathan is one of his most famous works that focused on the social contract and materialism