Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
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A Brief Life of Thomas Hobbes, 1588-1679 by John Aubrey see...
"...The English philosopher Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) is best known for his political thought, and deservedly so. His vision of the world is strikingly original and still relevant to contemporary politics. His main concern is the problem of social and political order: how human beings can live together in peace and avoid the danger and fear of civil conflict. He poses stark alternatives: we should give our obedience to an unaccountable sovereign (a person or group empowered to decide every social and political issue)...." For more go 'ere. Life and Times Two Intellectual Influences Ethics and Human Nature Materialism Versus Self-KnowledgeThe Poverty of Human Judgment and our Need for ScienceMotivationPolitical Philosophy The Natural Condition of MankindThe Laws of Nature and the Social ContractWhy Should we Obey the Sovereign?Life Under the SovereignConclusion References and Further Reading http://www.iep.utm.edu/h/hobmoral.htm
a brief life of Thomas Hobbes by John Aubreyhttp://oregonstate.edu/instruct/phl302/texts/ho...
Unmentioned. Leviathan; He upset many of the Clergy , Anglicans and Roman Catholicks.Book can be got for under 10 $ and well well digesting. 4 parts. I Of Man [nature] ,II of Common-wealth, III of Christianity and Common-wealth, IV of Kingdom of Darknesse.
Thomas Hobbes, a man of much learning, more thinking, and not a little knowledge of the world, was one of the most celebrated and admired authors of his age. His style is incomparably better than that of any other writer in the reign of Charles I. and was, for its uncommon strength and purity, scarcely equalled in the succeeding reign. He has, in translation, done Thucydides as much justice as he has done injury to Homer: but he looked upon himself as born for much greater things than treading in the footsteps of his predecessors. He was for striking out new paths in science, government, and religion; and for removing the landmarks of former ages. His ethics have a strong tendency to corrupt our morals, and his politics to destroy that liberty which is the birthright of every human creature. He is commonly represented as a sceptic in religion, and a dogmatist in philosophy, but he was a dogmatist in both. The main principles of his "Leviathan" are as little founded in moral or evangelical truth, as the rules he laid down for squaring the circle are in the mathematical demonstration. His book on human Nature is esteemed the best of his works. Ob. 4 Dec. 1679, Æt. 92.---A Biographical History of England. J. Granger, 1775.
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