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()As Hobbes acknowledged, this account of human nature emphasizes our animal nature, leaving each of us to live independently of everyone else, acting only in his or her own self-interest, without regard for others.
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Thomas Hobbes (b. 1579–d. 1688) was an English philosopher best known for his work in political and moral philosophy, though he also wrote on metaphysics, epistemology, mathematics, history, religion, and much else. Hobbes’s political theory famously featured the idea that people who live together outside of political society are in a state of nature that is a war of all against all and that life in such a situation would be nasty, brutish, and short. Hobbes argued that the fundamental principles of morality, or laws of nature, require us to try to establish peace: he says this can only be established through the institution of an absolute sovereign. He contended that the sovereign alone is empowered to make laws regulating our actions. Religious or other institutions that are independent of the state have no authority over us. Hobbes’s ideas have exercised a great influence on later political philosophers, both positively and by way of eliciting criticism. He is often seen as a foundational figure in the history of modern political philosophy and sometimes of liberalism. His best-known work is (1651; 1668).
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His effectively developed a vocabulary for philosophy in the English languageby using Anglicized versions of the technical terms employed by Greek and Latin authors.