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Evil In Thomas Hobbes Leviathan

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Evil is a concept that exists within all humans. Thomas Hobbes in Leviathan, though, argues that “Every man, for his own part, calleth that which pleaseth, and is delightful to himself, GOOD; and that EVIL which displeaseth him” (9). This means that every individual develops his or her own perception of what is evil and what is not. Jean-Jacques Rousseau theorizes that the world is corrupt and keeps humans from keeping the goodness that they were born with. C. Fred Alford believes that evil comes from the desire to obtain something one wants without considering the consequences. Thus, evil comes from inside. However, those inward desires can be awakened by the corruption of the world. The argument about what is evil and what is not may never
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