ThomasHobbes, often called ThomasHobbes of Malmesbury, was born on 5 April 1588 in Westport, a parish in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. Members of the Hobbes family had held civic office. His father, ThomasHobbes, a poorly-paid curate, was later excommunicated due to his behaviour, after which he
(Cambridge: University Press, 1959), 129-130.
4 Krook, Three Traditions , 130. Strauss, The Political Philosophy , 51 and 25.
5 Krook, Three Traditions , 130-131. Strauss, The Political Philosophy , 55 and 25.
6 ThomasHobbes, The Elements of Law: Natural & Politic , ed. Ferdinand
subjects, I say, not to take them insunder, but yet that they be so considered as if they were dissolved. 2
Much of what has been written about ThomasHobbes has been about his political philosophy and even that has been much misunderstood. Many discussions have neglected his
The year 1660 bisected the career of ThomasHobbes. The two decades preceding the Restoration, roiled by the English Civil War, had both riveted Hobbes’s attention on political problems and had created a permissive publishing atmosphere favourable to controversialists and polemicists. All of
Death, is a Leap into the Dark.
In August 1627 ThomasHobbes took an overnight walking tour of the rugged and cavernous Derbyshire Peak district. At some point within the next five months, he composed a Latin poem, entitled De Mirabilibus Pecci , that recounts
31 ThomasHobbes on melancholy MAURO SIMONAZZI 1. Melancholy and philosophy The opinions of the world, both in ancient and later ages, concerning the cause of madness, have been two. Some, deriving them from the passions; some, from demons, or spirits, either good or bad, which they thought
THOMASHOBBES OCH FOLKRÄTTEN Av FRITZ KAIJSER I denna tidskrift vol. 7 fasc. ¢ 1936 har forfattaren till :Histoire de 1'Internationalism? D:r Chr. L. Lange lämnat ett bidrag till kannedomen om ThomasHobbes plats i folkrattens historia. Det ar inte ofta som detta amne tagits upp till behandling
One of the more succinct definitions of deliberation given by ThomasHobbes can be found in The Elements of Law (1640) where he writes that the ‘alternate succession of appetite and fear, during all the time the action is in our power to do, or not to do, is that we call deliberation’. 1