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The Social Contract - Definition and Origins - American History
The origin of the term social contract can be found in the writings of Plato. However, English philosopher Thomas Hobbes expanded on the idea when he wrote ...
Popular Sovereignty - Definition - American History - About.com
The theory evolved from the writings of Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean Jacques Rousseau. Popular sovereignty is one of the six foundational principles  ...
JOHN AUBREY 1626–1697 From The Life of Thomas Hobbes
John Aubrey's Life of his friend Thomas Hobbes is far from a proper biography; it ... Hobbes owes a great deal of what coherence it possesses to the labors of ...
thomas hobbes and the social contract - Secondary Education
Thomas Hobbes' ideas in Leviathan helped form the basis for later enlightened thinkers such as John Locke. From the 'Background to the Revolution' lecture ...
Biography of Thomas Hobbes - English Political Theorist
Here is a biography on the life of Thomas Hobbes. It was created using the educational biographical framework.
US Political Theory - Foundational Thinkers - US Politics - About.com
Thomas Hobbes (5 Apr 1588 - 4 Dec 1679). In the world envisioned by Hobbes, war is a natural state because we are always competing for resources. Hobbes ...
Why Parkinson's Patients Accomplish Famous Achievements
Nov 16, 2010 ... Personality correlates of Parkinson's disease can create the right setting for creativity and success. Find out how people with Parkinson's ...
Where Do We Get Our Civil Rights? - Civil Liberties - About.com
Among the first and most widely read was Thomas Hobbes, author of Leviathan ( 1651), who proposed that natural rights existed because they were fundamental  ...
The Philosophy of Humor - About.com
Thomas Hobbes most famously defended this view. The third is the relief theory, according to which humor is a mechanism through which human beings can ...
What Was Absolutism? European Government History
In work by thinkers such as Thomas Hobbes, absolute power was seen as an answer to problems caused by natural law, the answer being that members of a ...
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