Paola C. Orama
Due Date: 8/30/12
Thomas Hobbes was born on April 5, 1588 in Westport, England. His father, who was also named Thomas Hobbes, was the vicar near Gloucestershire, England; which was a clergyman in charge of a church. Sadly after being involved in a fight he was asked to flee London and abandoning his wife and two children. After the situation with his father, his uncle raised Thomas. Hi uncle was also in-charged of educating him and he was taken to study at the local schools. By the age of six he already new about the Greek and the Latin language, but he was mostly obsessed with the literature of ancient Greek. He then studied at Oxford University, where he studied Aristotelianism philosophy. He challenged the relationship between science and religion, and the natural limitations of political power. He was fascinated by the problem sense perception. He extended Galileo's mechanical physics into an explanation of human’s process of learning. He said that the origin of all thought is sensation. A sensation consists of mental images produced by the pressure of motion of external objects. He wrote many novels, but one if his greatest novels was Leviathan. In his famous novel he simply argued that people could not be trusted to govern because they were naturally wicked, that humans are selfish creatures that would do anything to better there position. According to that, he believed that the best form of government was a government that gave all the power to the king or the queen. This form of government was called an absolute monarchy. He explains the connection between nature, man, and society through the law of inertia. Sadly he died in December 4, 1679 in Hardwick Hall, England.