The Beliefs Of Thomas HobbesView Of Human Nature

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First and foremost, Hobbes’ view of human nature is that humans are terrible. He thinks that man will do anything for what they want. They will do anything to get what they want because they are greedy, they don’t care who gets hurt as long as they get what they desire. In the document number three Hobbes’ view is supported by Machiavelli. He writes in The Prince, “For all men in general this observation may be made: they are ungrateful, fickle, and deceitful…”He said in this document that man is ungrateful and deceitful, they don’t care what you give them as long as they get more from it, he also said they are deceitful, man can use that to get more than they need. In fact, there is another piece of evidence that supports Hobbes’ view which is in document five, in the painting of Gin Lane by Hogarth. In the painting there is streets full of people drinking a lot of very cheap liquor. The people are pawning their things for money to buy more gin, there is a man starving on the steps asleep, there is a pawnbroker with his business right across the street from a bar analyzing a man’s saw and a woman’s pots and pans so he can decide to give them money or not. The pawnbroker was greedy because he makes more business on Gin Lane than anywhere else because that is where most of the other greedy people are. Needless to say, Locke’s view of man was more more light. He believed that man needed more leeway. He believed that humans needed a chance to govern themselves before someone

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