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  

The Thomas Hobbes' Lecture and programme of discussion and debate at Abbey House on Saturday 7th October 2017

The Thomas Hobbes’ Anniversary supper will be held at The Old Bell Hotel on Friday 24th November 2017. The Guest speaker this year is Tony McAleavy, the Chairman of the Malmesbury History Society, whose most recent book, Thomas Hobbes and the Town of Malmesbury, is soon to be published.