Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury (5 April 1588 – 4 December 1679)



"His understanding of humans as being matter and motion, obeying the same physical laws as other matter and motion, remains influential; and his account of human nature as self-interested cooperation, and of political communities as being based upon a "social contract" remains one of the major topics of political philosophy."