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Some Theories on Human Nature

Summary: Are people as a whole naturally evil, as Thomas Hobbes argued, or instinctively good-natured, as John Locke contended? Our governments are created based on our human nature.

Some theories on human nature say that all people are naturally good, while others say that we are all by nature evil, greedy and unable to govern our own selves. John Locke, a political philosopher of the late 1600's shared in the unpopular view of his time, that people were naturally good and did not need a government to control them. On the other hand Thomas Hobbes, also a philosopher of the mid 1600's believed that people were doomed to commit evil and so should give up their rights to a strong government in order to prevent anarchy. It is human nature to love, to hate, to hope, to dream, to desire, to want, to need, to help, to care, and to fear. All of these things are apart of us but a government is still needed and although many have strived to create that...

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