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Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes, an English philosopher, is credited with contributing to the development of modern political philosophy. On April 5, 1588, he was born in Westport, Wiltshire, England. He entered the University of Oxford but left before completing his degree due to a lack of finances. His most significant work was "Leviathan," which was released in 1651 and included Hobbes' political philosophy. He argued in "Leviathan" that without a strong central authority to control individuals, life would be...See more