Thomas Hobbes  

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"By reasoning, I understand computation. And to compute is to collect the sum of many things added together at the same time, or to know the remainder when one thing has been taken from another. To reason therefore is the same as to add or to subtract."--De Corpore (1655) by Thomas Hobbes

"According to Thomas Hobbes, humans in the state of nature are inherently in a "war of all against all," and life in that state is ultimately "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.""--Sholem Stein

“we remember that vocal sounds of this kind sometimes evoked one thing in the mind, sometimes something else”

"The object of any mans Appetite or Desire; that is it, which he for his part calleth Good: And the object of his Hate, and Aversion, Evill."

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Thomas Hobbes (1588 – 1679) was an English philosopher, whose famous 1651 book Leviathan established the foundation for most of Western political philosophy. He is the modern founder of the social contract tradition and considers man's life in the state of nature as "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short." He also is known for popularizing the phrase bellum omnium contra omnes and homo homini lupus.

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