scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 922
In 1628 he published Thucydides partly to warn his countrymen about the dangers of democracy His second trip was to France from 1629 to 1631 where he developed an interest in mathematics and thought he could apply mathematical methods to help the society on the way of civil war On his third trip he met and was influenced by Galileo Marin Mersenne and Rene Descartes When Hobbes made his third visit to the continent which was from 1634 to 1637 and on which he was there with the young Earl of Devonshire he is found his place among philosophers At Paris he was an intimate of Mersenne who was the center of a scientific circle that included Descartes and Gassendi After his return to England he wrote with a view a sketch of his new theory to which he gave the title Elements of Law natural and politic In November 1640 when the Long Parliament began to show signs of activity threatening civil war Hobbes was the first of all that fled to France he desricbed himself as a man of feminine courage He remained in France for the next 11 years Later on Hobbes was appointed to teach mathematics to Charles Prince of Wales who arrived in Paris in 1646 While in London he also wrote his most famous book Leviathan This book should Hobbes views on all the theories and ethical decisions It was published in 1651 the same year he moved back to England He moved back because he felt safer now in England then he did in France In actuality he moved back because his book caused him to fear arrest by the authorties in France He felt safer in England because of his former pupil took over the throne and Hobbes came into favor with the House of Commons In 1666 the house passed a bill to inspect his book Leviathan of charges of atheistic tendencies
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA