A&O QUOTE – Hobbes on Consciousness


“Whoever looketh into himself and considers what he does when he does think, opine, reason, hope, fear, etc., and upon what grounds, he shall thereby read and know what are the thoughts and passions of all other men upon the like occasions”

(Th Hobbes 1651 Leviathan, The Introduction)


(Th Hobbes (d.1679) was a founder of political philosophy as we understand it today:  more)