05. Thomas Hobbes
- 1) Free online copy of the complete English works (1839-1843) edited by William Molesworth. Includes both facsimile PDFs as well as downloadable eBook formats: https://oll.libertyfund.org/title/molesworth-english-works-of-thomas-hobbes-11-vols.
- 2) Podcasts: In Our Time: Hobbes (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p003k9l1) and In Our Time: Sovereignty (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07hhvxx). Features discussion by leading scholars of Hobbes’s thought and of his place in the history of sovereignty.
- 3) Digital reproductions of Theodore de Bry’s images of Indigenous Americans, published in 1590 and a possible source for Hobbes’s depiction of native peoples, both in his text and in the De Cive frontispiece: https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/engravings-of-native-americans-and-europeans-in-de-brys-america
- 4) Helpful, peer-reviewed outline of Hobbes’s arguments by S. A. Lloyd at the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, accompanied by an extensive reading list: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hobbes-moral/
- 5) Collection of online resources about the English Civil Wars put together by English Heritage, introducing key figures and sites of battle: