HWC 205 ch.2
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Hobbes suggested that humans in the state of nature were egoistic. preoccupied with one's own interests. self centered or egotistical
The Glorious Revolution
Three years after coming to the throne, James II was removed by William and Mary for a constitutional monarchy. This has been known as The Glorious Revolution
Classic work written by Thomas Hobbes that discusses his theory on absolutism.
meaning the power of the ruler was supposedly unlimited except for divine law ( aka "natural law")
Sir Robert Filmer
supporter of absolute monarchy.
King of England during 1625-1641, he ignored the parliament and assumed absolute power.
After Charles I's death the parliamentarians ruled under Cromwell but the regime was not popular.
State of nature
This famous phrase refers to human existence without government. Meaning, no political authority over people.
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