In conclusion, Augustine’s view on human nature has been shown as deeply pessimistic. In arguing that human nature is corrupt from birth, he diminishes any sense of hope by suggesting that most humans will receive eternal damnation, despite their attempts to act in accordance with scripture. Augustine describes the broken will as driven by lust, but even Plato acknowledges that virtues, such as courage, play a positive role in human nature. Thus, by dismissing any positivity in relation to human nature, and condemning God’s creation to Hell, Augustine’s view of human nature is illogical and deeply pessimistic.
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Could have used a another point of view to argue against their line of argument to make their introduction stronger.