Essay on An Evaluation Of The Dualistic Ideology Of Good And Evil

843 Words Mar 18th, 2016 4 Pages
In this philosophical study, an evaluation of the dualistic ideology of “good and evil” will be examined in Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan. Hobbes effectively defines the skeptical aspects of human nature, which define human beings as a innately war=like and self-interested. These facts define the role of the “passions” in human behavior, which attempt to discern between the appetites and aversions of human choice, which force them to choose between an evil or a good co-existence with their fellow human beings. Keke’s (2012) philosophy also supports the contention that human beings tend to behave in malevolent ways (in a secular observation) yet Hobbes choses to view the dualism of good and evil through omnipotent power of God. In this manner, the “passions” must be controlled through reason, social contracts, and the support of a commonwealth to ensure a peaceful civilization. These factors support the premise of good and evil as an effective form of dualism in the formation of civl society in the commonwealth. In essence, an evaluation of of the dualistic theology of Thomas Hobbes support the existence of good and evil as a foundation for the commonwealth in The Leviathan. In Chapter VI of the Leviathan, Hobbes defines the movement of energy as part of the exchange between differing objects in the universe. One of these forms of motion is defined through vital and voluntary motions. In the case of human emotions, the consciousness movement in the human body is directed by…

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