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This famous image was the cover of Thomas Hobbes' "Leviathan"; it depicts a figurative representation of Hobbes' 'social contract', in which each individual person assents to the rule of a greater monarchy.

Adam Smith describes an economic system designed such that individual greed and selfish passions are leveraged to do societal good. He intends to phase out the mercantilist system that was dominant at the time.

The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, the book offers one of the world's first collected descriptions of what builds nations' wealth, and is today a fundamental…

A portrait of philosopher David Hume, published March 17 1823

A paper going through the accounts of morality in the 18th century.

David Hume makes an argument about the change of passions and emotions that a human mind conveys when it meets different situations.

George Berkeley was an Irish philosopher who put forth the notion that physical objects, such as a spoon and fork, were not material in nature, but instead were figments of our imagination. Furthermore, he believed that these objects could only exist…


In Kant's first publication, he describes the categorical imperative: actions that are inherently good in themselves and do not use other actions or people as a means to an end.
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