Detail Theories of Thomas Hobes


  • Believed that life in the state of nature is “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short”.
  • His most famous work is Leviathan.
  • Believed that humans are inherently bad because everyone is self-interested.
  • Hobbs felt it was best to submit to the will of a Sovereign without question.
  • Man entered into government for Safety.
  • The main role of government is to protect its citizens.
  • Rights and liberty always come after safety and protection.
  • Never overthrow the government because doing so creates anarchy and then there is no safety.