Effects of Hobbes' Theories
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This paper discusses the theories of Thomas Hobbes, the English philosopher and political theorist, and their influence on political events during the English Revolution (1640-1660). His famous work "Leviathan", the ethical philosophy of Utilitarianism, his views on a secular justification for a secular state and his theories of human behavior are among those examined and their impacts outlined in this paper.
From the Paper:"Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) was a famous English philosopher and political theorist who profoundly influenced the political events during the so-called English Revolution (1640-1660), a time of great upheaval and disorder. Hobbes wrote his famous work Leviathan (1651) in this period in which he advocated a form of government in which the subjects hand over all the authority to the ruler. Hobbes is also thought to be the major influence behind the ethical philosophy of Utilitarianism and has contributed greatly to the development of psychology and modern sociology. Hobbes was one of the first philosophers to give a secular justification for a secular state and was responsible for the departure from a religiously centered thinking (the Scholasticism) in Europe that was opposed to any new ideas beyond the Christian theology and the Greek philosophies. This departure from Scholasticism is one of the turning points in Western civilization as secularism became increasingly important and the all-pervasive influence of religion and theology (on the ways in which the governments were run and on the way people led their lives) declined gradually."
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