Whether it be religion, race, gender equality, right to vote; one thing is for certain, these freedoms came at a cost. In current times, countries all over the world are fighting for what we have. The least we could do is continue to fight for the things that make us,
In fact, the concept of democracy, I believe, rose from these very concepts. The efforts to create an egalitarian society are evident in his writing: “from this equality of ability, ariseth equality of hope in the attaining of our ends.” However, the limitation of the notion provided by Thomas shows that humans, as selfish beings, cannot work together in harmony as the greed of attaining more cause conflict between the two. As he writes: “And therefore if any two men desire the same thing, which nevertheless they cannot both enjoy, they become enemies.” Albeit true, it can be applied in one context and not another. Hence, the theory is valid in situations where resources are less; this, now, as we know, is not applicable because we have the resources readily available to us. Therefore, is human as selfish as Thomas shows?
Reasoning is all the positive and opposing arguments that support or critique the thesis by using logic. Socrates was accused and charged with being a corruptor of the youth and denying the gods of the city but introducing other divinities. Socrates defends his case by using reasoning and logic. Socrates said that if every Athenian improved the youth while only he corrupts them, then is influence should not have a greater effect than all the Athenians. Socrates didn’t corrupt the youth.
He is certain that prosecuting his father is the just and moral course of action because he believed it was commanded as such by the divine who are supposedly innately good. Unable to see the soundness in Euthyphro’s claim, Socrates proposes a question that has become known as possibly one of the oldest ethical questions in the history of philosophy. Socrates proposes the following question to Euthyphro, “Is what is holy (or moral) approved by the gods because it is holy, or is it holy because it is approved by the
Paine also states that the colonists should end it all with perseverance and pride so we don't look like cowards. “ by perseverance and fortitude we have the prospect of a glorious issue” (Paine, paragraph 13). If they go out there and fight they will have a chance of winning their freedom rather than just letting the British rule over them. Many colonists would have thought that fighting for their liberty would have been supported by their god so they wouldn't feel guilty for going through with the act. Using pathos influenced the colonists because if you use common beliefs and morals, it tells the public you will be on their side and you know how to win this
In Federalist Paper number one Alexander Hamilton states, “History will teach us…” He conveys what he is trying to say using words like despotism, emolument, obsequious, and demagogues. In an excerpt Hamilton says, “...their interest can never be separated; and that a dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people than under the forbidden appearance of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of government.” In other words some of the people supporting the constitution are only doing it because they think it will increase their economical and political status and that it is hard to separate those people from the ones who actually believe in the constitution. It’s hard to separate them because they
Plato. Pp3 17b.). Socrates was well versed in rhetoric, and he admits to that, but heads on to say that he speaks the truth, and if a man who speaks the truth deceives people because he is an accomplished speaker makes no sense, therefore their accusation makes no sense. After taking down the warning that the accusers have given the jury, he tackles the first accusation, that he is guilty of studying things in the sky and below the earth, and that he is able to make the weaker argument into the stronger one, and spreads this knowledge among society. In regards to this accusation, Socrates refers to the jury and assembly convincing them that he does not do so, this is shown in a play
In addition, many people today, all over the world, value art very highly while Plato thought that art was a waste of time. Plato’s contradicting opinion is less significant than Aristotle’s idea as he is closer to agreeing with how people view art today. He saw art as a form of flattery which allowed the people to idealize reality, as well as tackle difficult subjects such as absurdity, foolishness, and tragedy in a light hearted manner. Although Aristotle didn 't believe in democracy and felt as though slavery was justified, his ideal government is more sustainable than Plato’s. Plato believed in democracy, but his idea of democracy put philosophers above everyone else as the decision makers.
In the article, “The Indispensable Opposition,” author, Walter Lippmann, argues his claim that we must view the freedom of oppositions as a way to improve our decisions in a democratic society rather than just tolerating that freedom of speech. When freedom of speech is tolerated and only seen as a right to speak, Lippmann believes that the liberty of opinion becomes a luxury. Moving forward, Lippmann then states that we must understand that the freedom of speech for our opponents are a vital necessity since it provides our own opinions to grow in improvement. Through practical experience, we realize we need the freedom of opposition and is no longer just our opponent’s right. In fact, Lippmann claims this system of free speech allows us to
He believed that the people should earn their wealth and respect rather than being born into it. One’s last name held more leverage than their skills, and that’s exactly what he fought against. Cleisthenes remains an essential part of Athenian history due to his activism for equal rights that had an everlasting effect on the western