Prospectus - John Malloy PHL105H Prospectus April 13, 2010...

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John Malloy PHL105H – Prospectus April 13, 2010 Throughout this semester, we have read many texts in class about the theories of human nature and why humans act and think as they do. In Darwin’s The Descent of Man , Darwin spends a great deal of time explaining where he thinks man originated from and how man has come to be as he is today. After reading this text, I initially started thinking about the past and looking at the physical and psychological evolution of our race, but soon looked to the future. Why delve on the past where we can’t change anything, when the future is what concerns us? I started thinking about Darwin’s discoveries on evolution, and how the individuals with the most desirable traits were the ones that prospered. This led me to take a look at where the human race is now, and how people compare. It was Hobbes’ Leviathan that brought me to my hypothesis. Hobbes mentions that though men have distinct advantages and disadvantages, they are insignificant enough that all men are, roughly, equal. I previously put thought into the idea
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course PHL 105 taught by Professor Frances during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.

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Prospectus - John Malloy PHL105H Prospectus April 13, 2010...

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