Definition of Hobbes, Thomas in English:

Hobbes, Thomas

Pronunciation /ˈhäbz/ /ˈhɑbz/

proper noun

  • (1588–1679), English philosopher. He believed that human action was motivated entirely by selfish concerns, notably fear of death. He is best known for his treatise Leviathan, or the Matter, Form, and Power of a Commonwealth, Ecclesiastical and Civil (1651).