By Nicola Brown
What underlies every box office hit, bestselling novel, and most compelling video games? A fight between good and evil, of course.
The argument over whether humans are fundamentally good or evil has been raging on in earnest since 17th and 18th-century philosophers Hobbes and Rousseau put forward opposite theories of human nature and morality. Hobbes believed the natural state of man was “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short,” while Rousseau believed we are all born good, it is civilization that turns us evil.