Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes

 William cavendish, 2nd Earl of Devonshire

William cavendish, 2nd Earl of Devonshire

Thomas Hobbes - Philosopher

Thomas Hobbes, born in Malmesbury, Wiltshire in 1588, was a polymath – a philosopher, poet, classicist, mathematician and scientist. His historical claim to fame lies in the fact that, by general consensus, he is England’s most important philosopher and a founder of modern political philosophy or what in many universities today is known as ‘political science’. 

Upcoming Events  

Our annual Thomas Hobbes day this year will be held on Saturday 9th June 2018 in The Old Bell Hotel, when the theme will be ‘Hobbes and Sovereignty’.  The speakers are preeminent scholars in the study of Thomas Hobbes:

  • Sir Noel Malcolm, Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, University of Oxford.  Hobbes and the Thirty Years’ War
  • Dr. Signy Gutnick-Allen,  Fellow in Political Theory, London School of Economics. Hobbes on Sovereignty and the 
  • Risks of International Law           
  • Professor Tom Sorell,  Professor of Politics and Philosophy, University of Warwick.  The Strains of Sovereignty 
  • Jonathan Rée, Freelance Historian and Philosopher. Beating Back Ghosts

Full details and tickets for the Symposium are available at hobbes.eventbrite.co.uk 

Download the Thomas Hobbes Symposium - Hobbes and Sovereignty poster.