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- When we do nice gestures/ favor are we really interested or will it give us a pass in the event we need a favor? - When we volunteer are we really interested or will it make us look good in the society? - When we support workshops and seminars are we really interested or will it look good on our resume? I personally believe that if we did an action that wasn't in the best interest of ourselves then we wouldn't do it. As we all try to gain some sort of benefit from the actions that we carry out. However, sometimes our actions may be genuine but still in our best interest. If you had to pick between both individuals & theories who would you choose and why? Reply Reply to Comment
Collapse Subdiscussion Carlos Sanchez Carlos Sanchez YesterdaySep 23 at 10:08am Manage Discussion Entry If I had to pick between both individuals and theories I would choose John Locke's theories. I chose him because he believed that everyone should have natural rights such as to life, liberty, and property. Reply Reply to Comment Collapse Subdiscussion Sabrina Thomas Sabrina Thomas YesterdaySep 23 at 7:27pm Manage Discussion Entry Jheanique, Great examples, there is definitely some truth here. I do believe that there are probably many individuals out there that may truly have no self interest in there actions of good deeds but not commonly is this found in our today's society. It is becoming more common that many of use are out for the better interest of ourselves and not that of others which with this comes the greed and selfishness in our society. I too have to slightly agree with both sides but I have to go with Hobbes theory because of what we just discussed. Reply Reply to Comment o
Collapse Subdiscussion Danuta Radzik Danuta Radzik WednesdaySep 19 at 5:49pm Manage Discussion Entry Good evening Professor and class, If I have to chose between Locke and Hobbes, I think my own philosophy is more like Locke's. I believe people are reasonable and moral. We are not barbarians who want to conquer everything and everyone for power. Hobbes' philosophy of an absolute monarchy and organized society reminds me of communism, and I grew up in communism. Absolute power and organized society back than in Poland equaled to false imprisonment and torture for speaking up, censorship, hungry society and no economic growth. I believe we have a natural right to liberty and life. We have a right to chose and a government should be chosen by the people for the people. Reply Reply to Comment Collapse Subdiscussion Cynthia Viveros Cynthia Viveros YesterdaySep 23 at 5:50pm Manage Discussion Entry Danuta, I also would chose Locke's. As you said Hobbes philosophy is reminds you of a communism style of government. I can definitely see that. I believe Locke feels like he does not have to control everyone, everyone knows right from wrong. He doesn't view laws as strict as Hobbes would.

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