Thomas Hobbes

(1588 - 1679 CE)

17th Century materialist philosopher most famous for his work in political theory in which he articulates the idea of a natural right to life and the contract theory of government, two of the pillars of Modern Liberalism.

Hobbes most influential work is the Leviathan.

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Read a more detailed account of Hobbes from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.