Thomas Hobbes Quotes

Life in the state of nature is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.




Thomas Hobbes, 1588-1679, English Political Philosopher, Leviathan, 1651

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Thomas Hobbes
Thomas Hobbes
  • Born: April 5, 1588
  • Died: December 4, 1679
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Philosopher

Thomas Hobbes, in some older texts Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, was an English philosopher, considered to be one of the founders of modern political philosophy. Hobbes is best known for his 1651 book Leviathan, which expounded an influential formulation of social contract theory. In addition to political philosophy, Hobbes also contributed to a diverse array of other fields, including history, jurisprudence, geometry, the physics of gases, theology, ethics, and general philosophy.