John Locke: The Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs

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Widely known as the Maslow’s Pyramid, the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a pyramid-shaped classification of human motivations proposed by Abraham Maslow in 1943. By suggesting that individuals without basic necessities of living are provided fail to perform other complex aspects of living, maslow’s hierarchy of needs strengthens the significance of the fundamental rights of individuals . John locke is one of the philosophers who realized the importance of protecting the basic needs of individuals. Locke is well known for advocating for individuals who are deprived of their fundamental rights, encouraging them to reclaim their rights from oppression. Korean Peasant Revolution of 1894 is one of the examples where individuals fought back to…show more content…
Born in the age of Enlightenment, when the ideas of thoughtful individuals encouraged individuals to revise and to perform without supervision of authorities; Locke was acclaimed for his contribution on the foundation of several democratic societies, supporting freedom of conscience and criticizing hereditary monarchy and patriarchalism (Moseley, John Locke: Political Philosophy). Locke’s main ideas were mainly associated with limiting the power of the government and promoting the rights of individuals. Like Locke himself stated: “That being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions: for … being furnished with like faculties, sharing all in one community of nature, there cannot be supposed any such subordination among us that may authorize us to destroy one another, as if we were made for one another 's uses, as the inferior ranks of creatures are for ours.” (John Locke, 1689) Locke firmly believed government only exists to promote well-being of the society and the society has an obligation to replace a government which does not satisfy their needs. Thus, John Locke’s philosophy of limited government directly or indirectly urged individuals to fight against the oppression to protect their own basic
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