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Hobbes

[ hobz ]

noun

  1. Thomas, 1588–1679, English philosopher and author.


Hobbes

/ hɒbz /

noun

  1. HobbesThomas15881679MEnglishPHILOSOPHY: philosopher Thomas. 1588–1679, English political philosopher. His greatest work is the Leviathan (1651), which contains his defence of absolute sovereignty


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Derived Forms

  • ˈHobbesian, nounadjective
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Example Sentences

“There are so many misconceptions about health and wellness that, if I wasn’t careful, You’re Wrong About was just going to become a health and wellness show,” Hobbes says.

Hobbes describes watching his mother repeatedly try and fail to lose weight.

The professor begged to differ, and Hobbes wound up looking foolish.

In 1651, Hobbes had written a passage in his famous “Leviathan” that almost anticipated the episode.

In fact, for champions of reason, the situation is far more dire than Hobbes suspected.

Stop Trying to Save the World By Michael Hobbes, The New Republic Big ideas are destroying international development.

The larger the pro-secession minority becomes, the more the majority opposed to secession will believe that Hobbes was right.

Hobbes lacked the data of archaeology and anthropology to inform his theories about the dangerous nature of pre-state existence.

The intellectual descendants of Hobbes and Rousseau tend to regard government as either a cure for or a cause of violence.

[Calvin and Hobbes creator] Bill Watterson is up in a cabin somewhere.

In spite of its brevity, Holbach considered this one of Hobbes' most important and luminous works.

In the first place, the citizens of New York are the disciples of Hobbes.

Hobbes's politics are fitted only to promote tyranny, and his ethics to encourage licentiousness.

We privately hate Mr. Thomas Hobbes, of Malmsbury; we know much evil of him, and we could expose many of his tricks effectually.

Hobbes was a favourite author, indeed, of the later Utilitarians, though Bentham does not appear to have studied him.

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