Thomas Hobbes

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In existographies, Thomas Hobbes (367-276 BE) (1588-1679 ACM) (IQ:185|#74) (Cattell 1000:63) (RGM:134|1,350+) (PR:149|65AE / philosopher:20) (Murray 4000:16|WP) (Gottlieb 1000:151) (Becker 139:5|17L) (Stokes 100:31) (Perry 80:9) (FA:58) (GA:30) (RMS:18) (GPhE:14) (CR:180) (LH:4) (TL:185|#52) was an English mechanical philosopher, social physicist, political theorist, and psychologist (Romanes, 1895), noted for []

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The following are quotes by Hobbes:

“That when a thing lies still, unless somewhat else stir it, it will lie still forever, is a truth that no man doubts of. But that when a thing is in motion, it will eternally be in motion, unless somewhat else stay it, though the reason be the same, namely, that nothing can change itself, is not so easily assented to. For men measure, not only other men, but all other things, by themselves; and because they find themselves subject after motion to pain, and lassitude, think everything else grows weary of motion, and seeks repose of its own accord; little considering, whether it be not some other motion, wherein that desire of rest they find in themselves, consistent.”
— Thomas Hobbes (1651), Leviathan (§2: On Imagination) (pg. 3)
“I know there have been certain philosophers, and they learned men, who have held that all bodies are endowed with sense; nor do I see, if the nature of the sense be set alongside reaction solely, how they can be refuted.”
— Thomas Hobbes (1655), On the Body [1]

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References

  1. Hobbes, Thomas. (1655). On the Body. Publisher.

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