Analysis Of Thomas Hobbes 's ' Leviathan ' Essay

1761 Words Oct 4th, 2016 8 Pages
hghghghghghghghgh Thomas Hobbes, one of the most influential philosophers of all time, is known best for his study of political philosophy and how people interact with each other. One of his most well known pieces of writing on this subject is his work Leviathan which outlines his beliefs on human nature. Although in Leviathan Hobbes explains many of his beliefs throughout many chapters, we will only be discussing and analyzing chapters 1, 2, 6 and 10. In these chapters he begins with his knowledge and belief of the origin of human thought and memory and then moves into the broader topic of human emotions and how people interact with each other. To begin, we will summarize then analyze chapter one and go in chronological order from there. hghghghghghghghgh In chapter one, titled I: Of Sense, Hobbes argues about what he believes to be the origin of human thought. The largest argument in this chapter is Hobbes’ belief that “The original of [human thought] is that which we call sense” (Hobbes, 9). He describes this in a sort of “scientific” way by listing the different senses that humans have and how thought is derived from them. One thing that Hobbes stresses largely in this chapter is that “motion of external things upon our eyes, ears, and other organs” creates sensation which, in turn, creates these thoughts (Hobbes, 10). This gives a primarily scientific and physical based assumption to the creation of thought. Towards the end of chapter 1, Hobbes goes on to…

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