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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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Razao e Retorica na Filosofia de Thomas Hobbes. Traducao de Vera Ribeiro.
A historia como laboratorio comprobatorio: a luta entre o Behemoth e o Leviata em Thomas Hobbes. Historia e-Historia, v.
He said: "Everyday the Gorey train comes rumbling past and Hobbes faithfully chases it along the path at breakneck sprint before returning absolutely delighted with himself.
In Hobbes's Kingdom of Light, Devin Stauffer gives the strongest account of his subject's ambition, focusing especially on his attempt to transform all human opinion of politics, morality, science, and theology in the direction of radical, amoral, materialist individualism.
And while it might be the case that Hobbes is closer to one than the other, some people might suggest that these are not the only two choices in the history of political philosophy.
According to Hobbes, "During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in thrall, they are in that conditions called war; and such a war, as if of every man, against every man.''
Estaria Hobbes pensando numa situacao de ausencia da lei ou na guerra civil de seu pais?
It's 1991, and the GulfWar has officially ended, but Arwood Hobbes, an American solider, is stationed at a sleepy outpost 100 miles from the Kuwaiti border.
Calvin has always known his fate was linked to the comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes. But, at 17, he is suddenly stricken by a schizophrenic episode, and Hobbes (as a large man-eating tiger he can't quite see) is with him as a delusion he can't control.