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Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679)

Hobbes, Thomas. An English philosopher; born in Malmesbury, April 5, 1588; died at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire, Dec. 4, 1679. Of his voluminous works, expository and controversial, carried on in the leisure of aristocratic patronage to extreme old age, chief among them are ‘Human Nature’ (1650) and ‘Leviathan.’ (1651), dealing with the origins, functions, and possibilities of human society, conceived as an organism. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).