Both of these men dedicated their lives to philosophy, and because of that, they have everlasting places in the philosophical world. They are widely followed even today because of their breakthrough theories. Plato an... ... middle of paper ... ...ey are; it is more about how rich and famous you become. I believe that either of these philosophers would be a valuable one to follow. There is no reason why you can’t take lessons from both in an effort to improve your life.
Hobbes viewsJohn Locke and Thomas Hobbes are some of the most influential philosophers. Their works have impacted the ideas of society, government and the nature of men. The most obvious similarity between these two men is that they were both contractarians, meaning that they believed there was a mutual agreement among people in a society that
He wants them to see the world for what it is, instead of its beauty they think they see. It’s the philosopher’s job to unveil them (238-246). This is one of the biggest reasons the philosopher king is preferred over the other types of rule and mainly democracy. To him, it shows their ability to justly lead their people in the right direction and that they are practicing their proper expertise. The second reason the philosopher is preferred is because of the notion that philosophers have the experience of all regimes and therefor they fully know what it is like to be the other forms of rule.
He wanted people to be servant to his laws because if the law were an order, it would make a good society. He ended up maintaining a government somewhat like a democracy, where the middle class is strong. Aristotle produced natural domination as one of his biggest theories. Aristotle believed that people were born into being a ruler or in slavery. He wanted people to accept what they are and do what they were born to do.
For him to reach that goal, he must have good morals. There was a clear relation between virtue and vanity, Franklin created a list of thirteen virtues that he would follow later. Franklin’s dedication to being truly moral was nearly impossible; he knows that man cannot be perfected, but that does not stop him from pursuing greatness. His vanity and morality would lead him to his successes in the future. Franklin’s autobiography should inspire his readers to follow his footsteps, in the direction of self-dedication to be successful.
It only makes sense to allow that particular individual to lead the rest of the citizens in working towards the common interests of the state. In conclusion, these men were great thinkers. Their opinions on society and its function were quite different, but they both had the same concern, to build a better way of life for their societies they in lived in and for the societies that would come to be in the future.
As president, the main goal was to do what they felt best for the American people. In doing so, how different could they really be? To me, the empowerment of the people means giving people their rights, and in doing so making their lives a little better. Both men were considered to be "trust busters". By stopping illegal businesses they were able to protect the consumer.
Thoreau supported Transcendentalism, which is the faith that human beings are independent, unique people, who are one with the natural world. The beliefs of both these philosophers were very different than what the rest of society deemed socially acceptable, but this did not affect them in the least bit. In fact, their religious beliefs are part of what made these men such influential figures in American history. Franklin’s beliefs in Deism reflect his outlook on life. He was a very driven, hard-working person who, if he discovered a problem with society, he would do everything in his power to fix it.
We look at MLK and these traits to reveal the rationalization of his rise to transracial leadership in our society. Through studying the life and example of Martin Luther King, Jr., we learn that his moral values of integrity, love, truth, fairness, caring, non-violence, achievement and peace were what motivated him. King is not great because he is well known, he is great because he served as the cause of peace and justice for all humans. King is remembered for his humanity, leadership and his love of his fellow man regardless of skin color. This presence of strong moral values developed King’s character which enabled him to become one of the most influential leaders of our time.
Cicero had many ideas on how to improve the Roman government, and was one of Rome’s most skilled orators. Both did what they believed to be right and best for their citizens, and tried to keep or restore peace i