Thomas Hobbes

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English materialist and political philosopher who advocated absolute sovereignty as the only kind of government that could resolve problems caused by the selfishness of human beings (1588-1679)

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His reading of Hobbes and its subsequent corruption into Hobbism carefully details both the importance of Hobbes 'in shaping Restoration sensibilities' (p.
Views about inherent social competition and/or humans as subject to some "war of nature" should be called, more appropriately, Hobbism or Malthusianism.
NEUMAN, supra note 56, at 11-12, also observes that Hobbism comes at the price of delegitimating claims that aliens have an obligation to obey U.
43), and, by the time that we come to Congreve's rejection of Hobbism for contract theory, the recycling of the thrice familiar becomes almost embarrassing.
It is as though respect for others, in his judgment, serves only to gratify some private inclination, and that as Hume observed in his critique of Hobbism, "an inconsiderable turn of thought forms the whole difference" between a generous and a miserly disposition (1975, 297).