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  • Natural Purpose Of Man
    1,456 words
    Much time has been devoted to the study of how and why governments exist. This effort is required to understand America's political and philosophical roots. The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle pursued and ultimately answered this question in his work, The Politics. Though written thousands of years ago, the lessons taught about the natural state of politics reveal the immensely complex system of an organized civil government in modern United States. Perhaps one of the most profound thoughts ...
  • Locke's Natural Rights
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    FREE AT LAST Through out the United States history there have been many innovators, philosophers, and trailblazers that have shaped the way America has come to be. One of the main factors in the formation of America has to be credited to the founding of the American Political thought derived from the minds of this nation's founding fathers. It was their ideas that influenced and shaped the thoughts on political matters emanated from European political philosophers. Thomas Hobbes and John Locke w...
  • Hybrid Of Machine And Organism
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    In the article, "A Cyborg Manifesto" Haraway tries to create "an ironic political myth" (p. 65) which combines postmodernism with socialist feminism. "Taxonomies of feminism produce epistemologies to police deviation from official women's experience". (p. 71) As a result, theories and systems lose their utility for collective political action. Haraway critiques the organic self which is sometimes used as a basis for identity, suggesting feminists cannot use an imagined organic ontology as a poin...
  • Natural Progress Kant
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    Question: In his essay "Idea for a Universal History with Cosmopolitan Purpose" Kant argues that the greatest problem for the human species is "that of attaining a civil society which can administer justice universally". Discuss how Kant argues for this claim and what his proposal is for achieving it historically You may supplement your answer by briefly outlining one contemporary version of Kant's proposal... Do you think Kant's proposal has at all been approximated in modernity? (Word count 18...
  • Of Edmund Burke's Key Ideas
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    ON 9th JULY 1797 the statesman and the philosopher Edmund Burke died, after having contracted stomach cancer. He was buried in Beaconsfield Church near his Buckinghamshire home. Burke had been a distinguished Member of Parliament but never attained high office. His political career must be judged a failure. However, Edmund Burke's true legacy was contained in his extensive writings. In letters, pamphlets and books he expounded a coherent system of ideas about human nature; the organic state; the...
  • Romanticism
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    Romanticism It was a reaction against the Enlightenment and yet akin in that they both assumed life was designed for human happiness. However the Enlightenment placed reason at the center of human. Romanticism distrusted the human intellect and placed its value on the emotions and intuitive qualities. The natural and spontaneous was deemed good. The highest truths would be derived from the instantaneous of the individual. It gloried in the unlimited potential of the individual. There was an over...
  • Conclusion The Complexity Of Political Institutions
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    Institutions The main idea in this essay, I believe, is how institutions can be so complex with their chain of laws, traditions, custom ideas that provide structure and order of political life. Civilization evolves and changes, and crafted by people who would mold institutions by their own ideology or philosophical view of politics. Political theorists, who writes in a period of chaos and anarchy, and believes politics is a power game, and life is reduced to avoid a pain and seek pleasure. Insti...
  • Intention Of Machiavelli's Nature Of Politics
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    Niccolo Machiavelli (Born May 3rd, 1469 1527 Florence, Italy.) His writings have been the source of dispute amongst scholars due to the ambiguity of his analogy of the Nature of Politics and the implication of morality. The Prince, has been criticised due to it's seemingly amoral political suggestiveness, however after further scrutiny of other works such as The Discourses, one can argue that it was Machiavelli's intention to infact imply a positive political morality. Therefore the question nee...

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