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Thomas Hobbes

(1588—1679) philosopher

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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2005
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(1588–1679), English philosopher, theologian, and political theorist. ...

Hobbes, the second son of an Anglican clergyman, was born near

Hobbes, Thomas

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679) was born in Westport near Malmesbury, Wiltshire, the second son of a minor clergyman who ...

Hobbes, Thomas

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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Generally regarded as the founder of English moral and political philosophy. He wrote several versions of his

Hobbes, Thomas

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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2006
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British philosopher, born prematurely at Malmesbury, Wiltshire, when his mother ‘fell into labour upon the fright

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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In De Corpore (1655), De Homine (1658) and De Cive (1642), he maintained that ...

Hobbes, Impact of

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679) is now regarded as one of the major political philosophers of all time and his ...

Hobbes, Thomas

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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Thomas Hobbes was born in Malmesbury, Wiltshire on 5 April 1588 and died in his bed in Hardwick Hall, where ...

Hobbes, Thomas

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The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists

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Hobbes was born at Westport (now a part of Malmesbury), Wiltshire on 5 April 1588. He died 4 December ...

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