Daoism strongly believes every living thing including bugs are equal. Confucianism believes that people eventually with following Confucianism beliefs and becoming a gentleman then you are perfect and equal to everyone. Another conflict or difference between the two philosophies is order. While Daoism doesn’t believe in order, it’s a strong part of Confucianism. Confucianism believes in following order and tradition and doing that will make you a better, even
The Declaration of Independence states, “--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”. In the article Why Government, it states, “But Locke also believed that governments should protect people’s natural rights.” Both of these quotes show that the purpose for creating government, is so that the protection of the natural rights of the people is ensured. Also, the idea that these fair powers are just what Men (human beings) are receiving and what they should receive from the creation of governments. Both of these quotes combine with each other, because of the pinpointed idea of how the government was created in order to benefit to the natural rights of the people, and to protect these
In order to render citizen’s happiness about their position within their state as a labor, warrior, or ruler and to inspire feelings of brotherhood and patriotism, Socrates believed that a myth is required. Socrates myth’s functions as a religion, it gives meaning upon the eyes of the believers by convincing them that they have been made to perform a certain role within the world. Despite the truthfulness or falseness of myths and religions, Socrates clearly believed that societies benefit from a unified belief system whether it’s true or false. This attitude is surprising to Socrates since he proclaims that he values truth above all else. In the case of the noble lie, Socrates values the health and security of the state over truth.
Martin Luther King believed in racial and ethical equality, nonviolent protests, and love and peace. These beliefs compare to those of transcendentalists in that both value individualism. Transcendentalists encourage others to think for themselves, which will promote peace and harmony in a community. “People can trust themselves to be their own authority on what is right,” (Transcendentalism). Martin Luther didn’t conform to a society that said it was okay to segregate people based on race.
The sole purpose of government, according to John Locke, was to support all citizens and their natural rights as well as protect and defend them at all times. As long as citizens were given their natural rights and equal treatment they were capable of civilly governing themselves. John Locke advised that a country’s government is in a binding social contract with its people; for the transfer of some rights to the government the people will in turn receive protection of their rights and pursuit of liberty and happiness. If ever violated this contract their own citizens would rebel against them. This dissolution can be a result of change in government, due to the violation of the citizen’s liberty.
Throughout human history, Justice shows that it is a concept of involving people getting what they have of issues. Also, justice in the interests of safety and efficiency is an action in accordance with the requirements of some laws. In its narrow sense, justice is fairness. It is action that pays due regard to the proper interests, property, and safety of one's fellows. Some people maintain that justice stems from God's will or command while others believe that justice is inherent in nature itself.
A philosopher Stuart Rachels suggests that, “ morality is the set of rules governing behavior that rational people accept, on the condition that others accept them too”. For me this have a meaning that if we follow those guidelines we are being morally good, we can live morally by our own choice and if not probably we will have consequences and not just because a divine superior requires us live in morality. Even though I am a strong believer in God not all people is, therefore the social contract will apply for all
Barber’s claim is sound because it agrees with the noble ideals set by our founding fathers and can be applied universally as every country naturally wishes to have a peaceful and educated society. Barber uses logic in arguing for mass public education, quoting two of the most influential founders of our democracy, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Barber knows that in a democracy, the people decide what is best for the nation, and if the nation is uneducated they will make the wrong decisions. Jefferson and Adams warn about those “tyrannies” of an uneducated society, which is why Barbers claims are truthful that education allows people to “think critically and act with deliberation”(6). To answer the question of how a society achieves equality and opportunity for its citizens, one should totally disregard William A. Henry’s callous remarks and illegitimate claims in his essay, “In Defense of Elitism.” His reasoning for selective educational opportunities tries to divide our country, which will discriminate individuals, amplify class
On account of those principles this important document continues to be relevant today. The general principles states: “that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed;” This statement is important because it affects our lives today. If we the people dislike what is happening in our country, we can do something about it. The government was there to protect and enrich our life, however if the government fails to do so the people can change it. The government exists to defend our rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Provided they are educated and guided, anyone can achieve goodness. Accordingly, following Tao is in way with nature and opposition to it causes friction in life, ultimately to be acceptable and flexible with what life brings to one. Being adaptable to changes leads to happiness but resistance brings un-satisfaction in life. Living in peace and accepting that life is an eternal binding force that persists through everything is the way of Tao. This philosophy corresponds closely with the Logos of the Roman stoics like Epictetus and Marcus