About the concept of nature in Thomas Hobbes: natural rights and natural law in Leviatan

Throughout this article we offer an analytic research of the different meanings that Thomas Hobbes gave to the term nature in the first book of his masterpiece: Leviathan. Finding up to eight different meanings for that word and its morphologic derivatives, gives us an idea of the importance of such a concept in the work and the thinking of the author. Finally, we point out a possible way to construe all those meanings synthetically, which may be used to approach the grounds of Thomas Hobbes’ contribution to western Philosophy