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THOMAS HOBBES
(1588-1679)

from Leviathan
from A Dialogue of the Common Laws of England

  The British empiricist Thomas Hobbes was born in Westport, Wiltshire, and, after being abandoned by his father, was raised by an affluent uncle. A precocious child, by the age of 14 he was translating a Greek tragedy into Latin … Continue reading

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