- the doctrines of, or those attributed to, Hobbes, especially the doctrine of absolute submission to a royal sovereign in order to avoid the anarchic disorder resulting from the uncontrolled competition of individual interests.
Origin of Hobbism
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Hobbism turned inside out,—rendered licentious and anarchical instead of constructive.
Charles himself was divided between superstition and Hobbism.History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8)
John Richard Green
Hobbism soon became an almost essential part of the character of the fine gentleman.The History of England from the Accession of James II.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
- the mechanistic political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, which stresses the necessity for a powerful sovereign to control human beings