[hob-iz-uh m] /ˈhɒb ɪz əm/

the doctrines of, or those attributed to, , especially the doctrine of absolute submission to a royal sovereign in order to avoid the anarchic disorder resulting from the uncontrolled competition of individual interests.
the mechanistic political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, which stresses the necessity for a powerful sovereign to control human beings


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