William Penn and Thomas Aquinas are on two ends of the government spectrum. Even to this day, years after William Penn has passed away, he can still be seen in a few parts of the United States of America’s government. Then there is Thomas Aquinas who has dissected and dug into the works of Aristotle and Augustine, to form his very own thought about how government works, as well as his way of life. Thomas Aquinas had many ties to the government in his day, but it is very apparent that he is embedded into the way the United States of America, was formed. William Penn was granted a charter of Pennsylvania, in 1681.
This excerpt is giving a sturdy explanation on the topic of tyranny,and how it gave us a clarification on how tyranny is being stopped by overpowering the king.Critics also argued that the king or queen could create laws that applied to only some people and not others, and that unelected officials could make decisions that negatively affected citizens.The people were exhausted and started to realize that they wanted to overthrow the king themselves. Critics of the monarch read and discussed what tyranny meant in order to argue for their notion of the rule of law. Two of the most important people who wrote about tyranny were the ancient Greek philosophers, Plato and Aristotle. At the time of the American Revolution, critics of tyranny discussed and circulated many of Plato and Aristotle’s writings to explain their opposition to tyranny,and how Aristotle had a better view on how the government should ran, the founding fathers took a very good attraction towards the idea of having the rule of law that Aristotle
Pope Francis has a very strong influence on giving and caring for the poor. The legacy of what Ignatius had taught has been carried down through many generations and been put into the mind of Pope Francis. These Jesuit beliefs will continue to be carried forward, for as long as Pope Francis is pope, and for long to come. Without even knowing it, people who listen to Francis are learning the teaching of the Society of Jesus and Loyola. Ignatius was a very influential man in his time, gaining a large following that still pertains even to this day.
These philosophers have taken the earliest ideas of Socrates and transformed them into their own works about achieving and sustaining power, constructing political authority and natural human behavior. Socrates would respond with his own positive and negatives about each of the theorists ideas. They both feature ideas that are aligned with Socrates’ beliefs however also contain ideas that socrates would disagree with. The parts of their
In Thoreau’s essay, he discusses that government rarely proves itself as a reliable government and the only way they have the greatest following is because they are the strongest. This influences more people to join their following, according to Thoreau ideology. Unlike Thoreau, King based his morals on the works of God. King was a very spiritual man from a baptist chrurch where most of his activism was born from. He stated this
Other philosophers like Thomas Hobbes, Voltaire, Montesquieu, and Rousseau impacted founders like George Washington and James Madison who have positively affected this country in many different ways. One of the many philosophers was a European man, named John Locke. One of his theories in his
In the early stages of our country, Alexander Hamilton played a key role in developing a unified government which portrayed the early republican conservative values. He aspired to abolish slavery in support of human freedoms, as did many of his colleagues. However his ideas regarding the new government did not gain their full support. Hamilton was not unknown for his political theories; he was a practical man who was able to articulate his ideas into practice. Alexander Hamilton’s ideas of government were morally realistic, grounded in the belief that people prioritized themselves above all else; people are selfish.
In Domat’s “Social Order And Absolute Monarchy” the argument is that monarchs should stay in power and that is their divine right to rule that would keep society together, monarchs are natural and necessary form of government that society should follow. Jean is of the mindset that monarchies are one of the most effective and natural forms of government, however he mistaken to believe this. “The first distinction that subjects people to others is the one created by birth between parents and children. And this distinction leads to a first kind of government in families, where children owe obedience to their parents who head the family. The second distinction among persons arises from the diversity of employment required by society” (Domat 28).
Philosophy opened a whole different way of thinking. Socrates the father of western philosophy; started a chain reaction when he taught Plato, who taught Aristotle, who would later tutor Alexander the Great. Socrates believed that a life that was unexplored and questioned was not worth living. Unlike many philosophers who questioned the physical world and how to explain
Socrates and Jesus molded western civilization from their philosophies, these men are the two most influential thinkers of their time. Furthermore, Jesus was a man of great character who had abundant love and followed his divine calling, while Socrates made a mockery of theism and divination. Consequently, Jesus is superior to Socrates and this is evident through the description of their trial, their death, their similarities and their differences. Socrates was a Greek philosopher who is considered the father of western philosophy and a contributor to western civilization, he was executed for his opposition to the state and the examined lifestyle he led. The father of western philosophy has a doctrine of virtue, he presents that the philosophical life is the best life; but he is put to death for his teachings.