Vicious Behavior - 75781

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  • From: Mathematics, Algebra
  • Due on: Thu 13 Nov, 2014 (09:18pm)
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As discussed in the presentation for this unit, a modern variant of the ethical question about the nature and cause of vicious behavior (behaviors that are instances of vice) is that people do vicious things because they have been improperly educated or because parents and society have somehow failed in their job to train people to be good people. Here you could think of the social contract theories of Hobbes and Rousseau. On such accounts, the responsibility for vicious behavior seems to rest with the educational system, parenting, or the larger society and its institutions. Others feel there is an "original sin" that creates in man a sense of evil and greed.

Post your interpretation of the readings for this unit and why you agree with the model of Rousseau or Saint Augustine. Please support your post with details from the readings.

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