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Human Nature

Thrasymachus and Thomas Hobbes argues that human beings are selfish by nature. Use the internet to explore this theme. You will be able to find lots of examples of human behavior on the Web.  Look particularly at how human beings act in situations which are close to Hobbes' view of the state of nature.  For instance, how do we act after natural disasters?  After the fall of a government?  In a mob?  Are we indeed greedy and selfish by nature?

 


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