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Location address: United Kingdom, Oxford, Oxford
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The great philisopher Hobbes went to Magdalen Hall, which is most closely related to Hertford College in 1603. He wrote much later (1651) the book Leviathan, based on his social contract theory. He was demonstrating the necessity of a strong central authority to avoid the evil of discord and civil war.
He was also the man who explained how arithmatic and logic was the same thing and how artificial thinking had to be based on arithmatic and logic.
Hertford College (/ˈhɑːtfʊd ˈkɒlɪdʒ/ HART-fərd KOL-ij) is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England. It is located on Catte Street in the centre of Oxford, directly opposite the main gate to the Bodleian Library. The College is known for its iconic bridge, the Bridge of Sighs.