hobbes said that men were underlyingly evil locke said that men were underlyingly good who do you agree with and why? i think its a mixture of both, because while there is greed and selfishnes, there is also seflessness.
Men are essentially good when they are not put in a situation that forces them to do things contrary to their nature.
so, underlyingly, men are good, but under certain conditions, they are evil?
All men are evil under different conditions. For instance at the most basic level, one person’s nature might be to seek solitude in the woods somewhere with a few books, another person’s nature might be that they cannot stand to be away from their brethren and thus enjoy living in cities.
I don't believe evil exists. Evil is a subjective attitude toward things we don't like. I believe anything God creates is basically good.
evil is the term for the darker side of man in this context
ged - but is there not some underlying nature for all of man, or is it that each person has their own nature, some good, and some evil?
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All people have a good underlying but when forced to go against their nature they become ‘evil’
Edit: Ah I see confusion in terms here, all people have a basic good 'nature' but they can become evil if they are not doing what they are meant to do.
i can see what you mean, but don't people already have an "evil" side/nature to them, as well as a good one?