Seth Woodies

Thomas Hobbes

  • 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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