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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 wouldyou choose and why?ReplyReply to Comment
Collapse SubdiscussionCarlos SanchezCarlos SanchezYesterdaySep 23 at 10:08amManage Discussion EntryIf 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. ReplyReply to CommentCollapse SubdiscussionSabrina ThomasSabrina ThomasYesterdaySep 23 at 7:27pmManage Discussion EntryJheanique,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 ourselvesand 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.ReplyReply to Commento
Collapse SubdiscussionDanuta RadzikDanuta RadzikWednesdaySep 19 at 5:49pmManage Discussion EntryGood 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 upin communism. Absolute power and organized society back than in Poland equaled to false imprisonment and torture for speaking up, censorship, hungry society and noeconomic growth. I believe we have a natural right to liberty and life. We have a rightto chose and a government should be chosen by the people for the people. ReplyReply to CommentCollapse SubdiscussionCynthia ViverosCynthia ViverosYesterdaySep 23 at 5:50pmManage Discussion EntryDanuta,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.