The Upright Ape: A New Origin of the Species

by Aaron G. Filler, MD, PhD

Figure 6-1 Hobbe's Leviathan as a Model for Species Individuality Theory

Hobbes Leviathan

Figure 6-1 – Hobbes’ Leviathan

The concept of a species as an individual made out of many organisms who are species members is captured in this frontispiece from Thomas Hobbes’ famous book on political philosophy Leviathan (1651).

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Frontispiece from - Hobbes, T., A. Crooke, A.G, et al. (1651). Leviathan, or The matter, forme, & power of a common-wealth ecclesiasticall and civill. London, Printed for Andrew Crooke at the Green Dragon in St. Pauls Church-yard.

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