A seventeenth-century British political philosopher; the author of Leviathan. According to Hobbes, human life in a “state of nature” is “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” He argued that government must be strong, even repressive, to keep people from lapsing into a savage existence.
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The St. Thomas gathering happened around 2005, according to Krauss.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We read Thomas Piketty because we needed to understand these failures to have any hope of grappling with them.
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Thomas Cooper, an English prelate, died; highly commended for his great learning and eloquence.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The intellectual temperament finds voice in many great expressions, which are very Dante and also very Thomas, as Par.
As if unwilling to trust himself longer in dangerous companionship, he went up to town with Thomas Carr.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
John of Damascus, an important Greek theologian of the eighth century, often cited by Thomas.
Thomas goes on to contradict Aristotle, in holding quod nullum ens esset nisi corpus.