Theories of Evil

5 April 1588-4 December 1679

Thomas Hobbes' Theory of Evil

   Hobbes beleived that evil came from the self-preservation of humans. He said that people acted evil because there was competition, rivalry, among each other for the limited goods or materials. Since there is not enough things to support everyone's need, people beleive they have to get advantages over each other. For example; if there are three deer hunters in an area and there are just two deers in the area, there will be fighting and the destruction of each others property just not to be the only one with out a deer. Hobbes beleived that to prevent evil you must creat a strong government to instill fear in citizens. He beleived in  things like cutting a stealers hand off, if they stole.

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