– Re: Which philospopher do you agree with most - Hobbes or Rousseau?
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I agree with Hobbes the most, but I also agree with some of Rousseau's ideas. Hobbes' ideas are very realistic and true, I believe there is not a selfless deed, and everyone is 'ultimately self serving'. If you do a good deed, you feel better in yourself or you get praised over it. If you don't, you face the guilt or regret for not doing it, so you do it anyway. Either way, it's to make you feel better, which is selfish. I think there should be a leader, otherwise society will lapse into a state of war. For example, think of football, they have a captain to keep charge. If the referee awards a foul, the captain talks to both the player and the referee, to sort the situation out. But I think the head of the society should be decided fairly, and should be democratic. Other than that point, Rousseau's thoughts or of how we should act, rather than how we do. But contradicting what I have just said, everyone is different, so there is mixture of both people.
LOL at the spelling of 'philosopher' in the question ;P