John Locke And Plato 's Views On Human Nature

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Human Nature Human nature or man’s behavior in nature is a widely discussed topic in philosophy. Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Plato are among some of the many philosophers that have covered this topic in detail. John Locke expressed a generous view of human behavior. He states, “All mankind… Being all equal and independent no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions. “1 . This quote refers to human nature, which is heavily discussed by John Locke. Locke is not the only philosopher who shared his views on man’s behavior in a state of nature, but others such as Thomas Hobbes and Plato. In the television series The Walking Dead the views of Locke, Hobbes, and Plato on humans in the state of nature are all shown…show more content…
The television series The Walking Dead is a show based in a post-apocalyptic world where the undead roam around feeding off the last known survivors. This show is a perfect example of man in a state of nature since there are no more governments or formal civil authorities. In the series people fight to survive against the elements, zombies, and other people. This leads to survivors joining together to form groups making their chances of survival more likely. Rick Grimes is the main character in the series, he is the one who leads his group. Rick and his group face enemies along the way whether it be disease, “walkers” (zombies), or other groups. The television series The Walking Dead mostly tends to favor Thomas Hobbes views. The show portrays Hobbes’ three reasons for violence quite often in the show. Particularly when the Governor’s group attacks Rick’s group. The Governor attacks Rick’s group for all of the three reasons that Hobbes claims violence is used for. Invasion, the Governor tries to invade Rick’s group primarily because he wants their home. The Governor wants to take the prison that Rick’s group resides in using violence. He attacks the prison with weapons and even using a tank, so that he can gain control over Rick’s territory, food, and even some of his people.On to the second reason for violence being safety. Using the same example in The Walking Dead the Governor was attacking the prison so that he could have a safe haven for his
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