The Questions Concerning Liberty, Necessity, and Chance (Illustrated) by Thomas Hobbes

The Questions Concerning Liberty, Necessity, and Chance (Illustrated)

byThomas Hobbes, Timeless Books: Editor

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Thomas Hobbes is a great English philosopher and one of the founders of the modern system of political philosophy. He is in the row with the greatest thinkers as Isaac Newton, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, Francis Bacon, and Jean Rousseau. Their collected thoughts has had strong influence on building the foundation of the United States and its endeavor of open society.

In 1656, Hobbes completed and published his THE QUESTIONS CONCERNING LIBERTY, NECESSITY, AND CHANCE. In this book, Hobbes replied to John Bramhall's DEFENCE OF TRUE LIBERTY FROM ANTECEDENT AND EXTRINSECAL NECESSITY. He claimed to be a true Protestant in contrast with Bramhall supporting the Roman Catholic position. Hobbes argued that a man did not have the power to choose to will; that chance produced nothing; that every event had a cause; that every cause was necessary; and that God was the cause of everything. In contrast to Hobbes’s view, Bramhall argued that God was not the cause of human actions.

It is regarded as that the consequences of this dispute between Thomas Hobbes and John Bramhall were not purely theological since Hobbes were the followers of Archbishop William Laud and he offended the Presbyterians and Independents. Hobbes’s view in this book helped to cause the English Civil Wars.

Thomas Hobbes expressed the last words with a great pride and optimism to our future "A great leap in the dark" in his final moments of life. He is forever remembered as essential enabler, reformer, and contributor for that great leap in the dark. His work has produced great influence on modern political philosophy. His view became widely recognised as the foremost philosophical voice and his influence has been felt in nearly every field of the humanities and social sciences.

This book is one of the most important ones about early thoughts of natural philosophy, political philosophy, and religious by Thomas Hobbes, one of the greatest thinkers of modern philosophy on the planet.


Title:The Questions Concerning Liberty, Necessity, and Chance (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 27, 2015Publisher:www.WealthOfNation.comLanguage:English

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