Hobbes's Moral and Political Philosophy

[Revised entry by Sharon A. Lloyd and Susanne Sreedhar on February 25, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The 17th Century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes is now widely regarded as one
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[Revised entry by Sharon A. Lloyd and Susanne Sreedhar on February 25, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The 17th Century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes is now widely regarded as one of a handful of truly great political philosophers, whose masterwork Leviathan rivals in significance the political writings of Plato, Aristotle, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, and Rawls. Hobbes is famous for his early and elaborate development of what has come to be known as "social...

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