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Hobbes, Sandys, and the Virginia Company

Noel Malcolm

in Aspects of Hobbes

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780199247141
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597992 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199247145.003.0003
 Hobbes, Sandys, and the Virginia  Company

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Presents the discovery that Hobbes was a shareholder in both the Virginia Company and its sister organization, the Somer Islands Company (which dealt with the colonization of the Bermudas). He was granted a share in the former by his employer, William Cavendish (future second Earl of Devonshire) in 1622, and attended its meetings regularly over the following two years. The essay explores the internal politics of the Virginia Company during this period and discusses the ways in which Hobbes may have been influenced by this experience.

Keywords: Bermudas; colonization; Hobbes; Sir Edwin Sandys; Virginia Company

Chapter.  15180 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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