Our Fundamental Nature: Good or Evil?
Lecture no. 2 from the course: Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature
Taught by Professor Daniel Breyer | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
Are people fundamentally good, fundamentally evil, or neither? To develop a sophisticated answer to this basic question, we reach back to a more than 2,000-year-old debate between great Confucian philosophers. Do you agree with optimism, pessimism, dualism, indifferentism, or individualism? Which theory of human nature speaks to you and frames your view of the world?