Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes (of Malmesbury) 1588 – 1679

Art goes yet further, imitating that rational and most excellent work of Nature, man. For by art is created that great LEVIATHAN called a COMMONWEALTH, or STATE (in Latin, CIVITAS), which is but an artificial man, though of greater stature and strength than the natural, for whose protection and defence it was intended.


Hobbes: Writings