Thomas Hobbes

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Thomas Hobbes

In Leviathan, he said that a human being's life is "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short". He was very negative about the human beings attitude. He described people as aggresive, greedy, competetive and anti-social, as well as, excessively vain.

Mechanic system

He described human beings as mechanical systems whose actions were determined by whatever desires happen to be strongest at a given moment. That is to say, people would do whatever they wanted at a particular moment.


He convey that everyone acted only to satisfy their own personal desires. Self-interest was a human being's true nature.


This poster resepresents the philosophy of Thomas Hobbes. As the poster depicts, Hobbes believed that human being was solitary and poor. His vision regarding good of evil, was totally negative. His ideas made him to write the Leviathan, with which a great deal of people agreed and others disagreed.

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Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes was anEnglish philosopher who wrote the Leviathan book, in which he stablished the social contract theory. But what is the contract theory?The social contract theory is a model that appeals to the questions of the origin of society.

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