It comes down to ethics, and what will truly benefit the people while providing basic human rights. Although, especially in a democratic society, if it is the people being governed and feel the need to push for something then it is completely acceptable to try to get it accomplished, even if it is completely wrong. Henry David Thoreau wrote, “Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty.” A common, albeit cliché, example of civil disobedience having been necessary would be the American Revolution. Although rebellion to that extent is not usually necessary, if they had not rebelled they would not have been able to create that new government that provides its’ citizens with the rights they
Does John Locke have an answer to Aristotle’s question of: “what is a good citizen”? Aristotle wants to explore and understand nature of different states and constitutions but in order to do that, he argues that first we would have to take a deeper look at the nature of citizenship. Aristotle believes that saying that a citizen is someone who lives in a city or has access to the courts of laws is not enough, he supplements this argument by mentioning other people groups that has access to these things as well, specifically slaves and resident aliens (The Politics of Aristotle, 2009, p. 122). Instead, Aristotle proposes an idea that citizen is someone who upholds the public office and participates in administration of justice, this definition, which he suggests is only applicable to individuals in democratic state, is then further broadened stating that: “a citizen is anyone who is entitled to share in deliberative or judicial office”. To understand if John Locke has an answer to Aristotle’s question or if he’s even interested in such a question it is necessary to look deeper and explore more how Aristotle and John Locke views the states and constitutions, how they explain them and what are their views on citizenship (if they have any).
Many would assume that the sole purpose of law is to establish justice, which seems like a wonderful philosophical theory but is slightly difficult to follow. The struggle between law, order and justice has led to conflict and terrorism all over the world. Some of those struggles have been represented in the books The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and A Hanging by George Orwell.
Different stories, Same goal. Do you think democracy in fair? In “12 Angry Men” by Reginald Rose and “Democracy” by Langston Hughes both authors want justice for people . However, Rose states that everyone has a say in democracy while Hughes wants blacks to have freedom in democracy. They both do share the same goal, wanting justice and equality, but both share different opinions and points of view.
A standard that was made by people who may not have necessarily ever been in such a situation. Objectively speaking, it is possible, highly likely in fact, this was immoral and unethical but, the situations where one could resist an intervention in such a dilemma cannot be ignored. Ayn Rand argues for the virtue of selfishness and this is one example of just why someone would ignore the brutality displayed by Ms. Genovese’s attacker. This argument that even a seemingly selfless act is still acted upon for selfish reasons could go the exact opposite way. Some people said they were afraid and perhaps, this fear is what kept them from acting.
Relativists admit that, not correcting or spanking a child who is causing trouble in society is morally right if a group or a culture finds it not problematic. Though the relativistic view can be beneficial in positive actions that are regarded as right in most societies, it is totally confusing
People are afraid to stray from what they have been conditioned to think by society. They believe that they aren’t doing anything wrong, because the patriarchy rewards them for acting a certain way. The problem is that just because something is the norm, doesn’t mean that it’s the only right answer or solution. This paper highlights that in specific ways. Humans feel the need to categorize everything, but gender isn’t something that is black and white.
Injustice and wrongdoing are harmful and shameful to those who do wrong. Not only one must not do wrong, but also when harmed, one must not inflict harm in return. One should not harm anyone, even if he has been harmed as it equally harmful and immoral. Socrates would claim that by breaking the law one would do harm as not only the laws would cease to have power, but they are also being
Aristotle 's views may be seen as useful and logical, but they are influenced by too many subjective mental constructs, and that fact takes a good deal of credibility from his argument. In chapter eight of Aristotle 's "Nicomachean Ethics" Aristotle has a lot to say about friendship. In the first chapter, Aristotle claims that friendship is needed among humans. He also claims that there is more than one kind of friendship and that people who disagree have a misguided mindset. He says they see these different forms of friendship as factions, and not entirely dissimilar concepts.
The fact that bond deals are an efficient cog in a systematically unfair system that specifically targets to oppress and jail certain communities is not some newly found phenomenon. That is not to say that the case of Kalief Browder is insignificant due to the fact that his case is one of many. His case of unjust imprisonment is important in the manner that the media 's coverage of it brought widely undiscussed issues to a broader public audience. But I digress, when I say “certain communities” let me be clear that I mean the communities built up of black, latinx, and other people of color. These communities are those who are at a disadvantage due to not only the fact that they face prejudices, but also the fact that, statistically, they face
“Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.”, (Rosa Parks). Based on the Constitution, equality in the American society is achievable. Many of the amendments support the idea of people being treated equal. Some people will say that equality isn’t achievable because they will have their own opinions that discriminate others.