Even if we assume, however, that Hobbes’ state of nature is true, it still would not justify obeying a tyrannical government. Having to live under a tyrannical government that does not protect one’s rights is in no way better than having to compete with other people for survival. In competing with other people, at least everyone is on equal footing. However, when competing against a government, then there is a power imbalance and the government can use its power to oppress the people. Therefore, the people should have the right to rebel against such a government.
In "A Vindication of the Rights of Women" Mary Wollstonecraft, argues how women of her time are constrained in their rights of what they are and are not allowed to do. She believes that women should be treated the same as men, except for taking care of the children and motherhood. Furthermore, she wants women to be able to participate in politics and financially be able to take care of themselves and this would create a more loving and understanding mother, wife, and overall person (626-628). This claim during her time is extremely radical, but today it would be a normal claim. She proposes that women have put themselves in this situation themselves and to prevent this from happening women need to sustain themselves and not allow men to make all the decisions and do all the work.
Essay 1 Aristotle and John Locke both believe humans were not created to live alone but instead among other people of the same community. Humans are not independent beings, and those who live in isolation lack the purpose of life: becoming a citizen and exercising one 's full potential of human flourishing. According to Aristotle, the collective community or multitude of citizens coexisting with one another is happiness, whereas Locke believes that the collective community is protecting autonomy and property. Both philosophers believe that to become a citizen, one must contribute to politics with the intent of creating a better society for all. Aristotle and Locke however, have differing views on how a person accomplishes this.
Women are capable of intellectual development and moral progress. This meant that women, like men, were rational creatures and so had the right to participate in public life – to contribute to debates about political, social and moral issues – rather than to being confined to the private sphere of the home and the family, represented by the male “head of the household” (Steans and Pettiford, 2001). Therefore, liberal feminism is an attempt to ensure that the tenets of liberalism are applied to
A President who can show us that we can live in peace and not have to worry about “ohh he's racist” or “he only cares about the money and not us”.Instead of that we need to say “he stood up for us” or “he's a President that wouldn't let us down even for money”. All of this is just saying that we aren't in a look out for a perfect president were in a look out for a President who cares for us.The president should try to make this country a better place to live even though it is going well right now but there some thing that our president can do so he can change these
She helped women get rights so the 19th amendment was made, it granted women the right to vote. Elizabeth Stanton wanted women to have rights. She couldn’t do this alone. She partnered up with Anthony to get a better chance of getting women rights. This is why women can vote today.
“The only task of the government is the protection of private property because private property is a guarantee of individual freedom.” John Locke was an English Philosopher who lived through the early 1600s and was an essential individual that created the idea concerning “Life, Liberty, and Estate.” The ideas of the Founders’ about government were greatly influenced by Locke’s writings, particularly our Declaration of Independence. 1ST PARAGRAPH - What did Locke think would happen without government? A State of Nature is a society without government or laws. Locke believed when men became overpopulated enough to the point where land becomes scarce, then men needed law beyond the natural law. The natural law, although valid, was not always kept.The transgressor, who defies the natural law, can be punished by all men.
Another example of resistance is Kant arguing for freedom. He claims that “all that is required for this enlightenment is freedom,” meaning that a person is free once, as he defines it, is no longer controlled by his or her impulses or by other people (What is Enlightenment?). Rousseau also took a similar stance because he argued that “man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains” (The Social Contract). His goal was to dispel inequality, even if it means resisting authority. He claims that free men stop being free when they cooperate with others because he will find out that there is inequality, so a social hierarchy is
Mary Wollstonecraft believe that women play a role in why women are perceive this way by the society. Firstly, some women are comfortable with their lives as they marry well and has power, while others accepted the way the world works and conforms according to the societal pressure. Secondly, women who act “ladylike” in order to get an edge over others
Big changes requires big ideas. During the 18th century in Europe well educated people called philosophes explored ideas about, how to change the society in which they lived. Relying on reason and belief that natural laws held key to understanding human behavior, the philosophes latched onto one big idea also known as freedom. They believed that allowing individuals more freedom and reducing government control would make society better. But what was the central idea of thinkers who led the intellectual revolution of the late 17th and 18th centuries?