Thomas Hobbes & John Locke: Political Theories & Competing Views

"Cromartie's careful and erudite edition is matched by an introduction which discusses Hobbes writings on jurisprudence and the nature of common law. . . . Cromartie's labors establish, with precision, that Hobbes continued to believe that his writings were relevant for contemporary political debates. Indeed, the fragment which Skinner has edited with exemplary and forensic application reinforces the notion that, right up until the last moments of his very long life, Hobbes deliberately reflected on current political affairs." - Justin Champion, Journal of Early Modern History

of Leo Strauss, Michael Oakeshott and Eric Voegelin, to name them in the order in which their major Hobbes writings appeared

"Cromartie's careful and erudite edition is matched by an introduction which discusses Hobbes writings on jurisprudence and the nature of common law. . . . Cromartie's labors establish, with precision, that Hobbes continued to believe that his writings were relevant for contemporary political debates. Indeed, the fragment which Skinner has edited with exemplary and forensic application reinforces the notion that, right up until the last moments of his very long life, Hobbes deliberately reflected on current political affairs." - Justin Champion, Journal of Early Modern History "We are greatly in Cromartie's and Skinner's debts for the quality of their editing work on these texts and their historically rich introductions that supply the intellectual, political, and personal context for their composition." - Mark Murphy, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Life of Thomas Hobbes - Anniina Jokinen

The Thomas Hobbes site to find a biography, online works, thomas hobbes papers, and links. "Cromartie's careful and erudite edition is matched by an introduction which discusses Hobbes writings on jurisprudence and the nature of common law. . . . Cromartie's labors establish, with precision, that Hobbes continued to believe that his writings were relevant for contemporary political debates. Indeed, the fragment which Skinner has edited with exemplary and forensic application reinforces the notion that, right up until the last moments of his very long life, Hobbes deliberately reflected on current political affairs." - Justin Champion, Journal of Early Modern History "We are greatly in Cromartie's and Skinner's debts for the quality of their editing work on these texts and their historically rich introductions that supply the intellectual, political, and personal context for their composition." - Mark Murphy, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Thomas Hobbes was born as the second son ..

However, Newcastle and Jermyn both advised Charles to agree. (He could always renege on the agreement, they implied, when back in power). Charles took their advice, swore the Covenant accepting Presbyterianism, and went to Scotland. At just this time Hobbes was writing in which he rejected the idea that the Church must be .
The Royalist cause collapsed when the Scots were completely defeated by Cromwell and the Battles of Dunbar (September 1650) and Worcester (September 1651).

The English civil war became the back drop for all his writings