Thomas Hobbes’ PhilosophyJune 28, 2021
Hobbes suggested that everything that exists is physical matter and that everything can be explained by the movement of matter.
A hard-to-class philosopher Thomas Hobbes is an empiricist like Locke, Berkeley, and Hume, and unlike them, a fan of the mathematical method. Not only in mathematics, but also in its applications.
In general, it was inspired more by Galileo than by Bacon.
Hobbes went to Oxford at the age of 15, where he learned scholastic logic and Aristotelian philosophy.
At the age of 22 he became Lord Hardwick’s tutor, took a great trip with him. It was around this time that he started working on Galileo and Kepler, which he was very impressed with.
In Italy, he visited Galileo, then returned to England.
When the long parliament met in 1640 and Laud and Strafford were imprisoned in the Tower of London, Hobbes was horrified and fled to France.
For a time (1646-1648) Hobbes, the future II. He taught Charles mathematics. However, when Leviathan was published (1651), no one liked the script. The rationalism of the work annoyed most of the refugees (refugees), and its bitter attacks on the Catholic Church offended the French government.
So Hobbes secretly fled to London. There he bowed to Cromwell and avoided any political work.
To fill his spare time, at the age of 84, he wrote his own life story in Latin and in verse. At the age of 87, he published his translation of Homer.
Bertrand Russell; History of Western Philosophy 3