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    Plato, Descartes, Hume and Kant on Human Nature

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    Please describe the terms and ideas of human nature from the perspective of Plato, Descartes, Kant, and Hume.

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    Plato, Descartes, Hume and Kant on Human Nature

    Due to the expansive nature of this question, the following is a surface-level review of these vast philosophies.

    - Plato presented his theory of human nature in "The Allegory of the Cave" where he argued that humans are - sympathetic animals. This idea was formulated by Kant in his "Critique of Pure Reason."

    - Rationalism is seen in Plato's theory of the forms, Descartes' innate ideas and Kant's synthetic priori.

    - Dualism is seen in Plato's ...

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    This 307 word solution provides an outline of the ideas of human nature according to Plato, Hume, Descartes, and Kant.