What was Thomas Hobbes' philosophy?

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The main aspect of Thomas Hobbes’ philosophy was his belief that people needed to live in absolute monarchies.  According to Hobbes, this was the best form of government.  It was the only form of government, he said, that could keep human society orderly and peaceful.

According to Hobbes, life in a world without government (in the “state of nature”) was terrible.  He describes this as the war of “all against all.”  In such a state, each person would be out for...

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