Essays Tagged: "Political philosophy"

Wolff's views on the right of autonomy

Political philosophy is the philosophy of the state. A state is a group of people who have supreme a ... rson is not subject to the will of another. This is thought to be the primary obligation of man. In political philosophy, autonomy is a refusal to be ruled, and authority of the state is the right to ... ty to obey the laws of the state simply because they are the laws." This is the major conflict with political authority. Some philosophers believe that a solution to this problem is the concept of dem ...

(2 pages) 56 0 4.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Analysis of Human Cultural Identity as seen in five cultural periods. Enlightenment Culture; Greco-Roman Culture; Judeo-Christian Culture; Renaissance-Reformation Culture; and Industrialization-Mo

hitecture, science, and philosophy. He had the motivation and the connections toapply Enlightenment political philosophy to nation-building. Denis Diderot was a Frenchencyclopedist and philosopher, wh ...

(3 pages) 292 1 4.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Socrate's First Accusers and Athenian Law

Socrate's First Accusers and Athenian LawOf all confrontations in political philosophy, the biggest isthe conflict between philosophy and politics. The problem remain ... t realm of philosophy - thepursuit of wisdom. Socrates was the instigator of the conflict. While thepolitical element takes place within opinions about political life,Socrates asks the question 'What ... Socratic philosophy is plagued by a destructiveelement. It reduces the authoritative opinions about political life butreplaces it with nothing. This is the vital stem from which the 'Apologyof Socrate ...

(4 pages) 125 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Teddy Rosevelt Conservative or not?

Conservatism is defined as: ?A political philosophy based on traditions and social stability stressing established institutions, an ... slabeled.His strong progressive reform movements against big business showed through the use of his political power. Roosevelt ordered the Justice Commission to take suit under the Sherman Anti-Trust ...

(2 pages) 68 0 3.5 May/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Five Ideas that shaped the World: Nationalism, Industrialism, Colonialism, Imperialism and communism

Nationalism is a political philosophy holding that the welfare of the nation-state is paramount, and attitude often s ... a lot different from 200 years ago but they achieve the same purpose.Colonialism is an extension of political and economic control over an area by an occupying state that usually has organizational or ... esto, the primary exposition of the doctrine that came to be known as Marxism. The modern communist political movement began when the Russian Social Democratic Labor party split into two factions. The ...

(4 pages) 263 2 3.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

This is a brief summary of some of the horrid occurrences provoked by the Nazis.

The Nazi created the Nazi camps. The Nazi was a German fascist party.The word fascist means a political philosophy that stands for a centralized government headed by a dictatorial leader. In the ...

(1 pages) 47 2 3.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Soul, Body, and Augustine's and Machiavelli's Views on Human Nature

s of human nature similar to and different from each other? How does these differences affect their political philosophy? Augustine and Machiavelli are similar in their pessimistic views toward human ... e and kept good by force and necessity and that evil accompanies men forever. Machiavelli bases his political theory on how human actually live. He thinks that in order to rule successfully in the rea ...

(10 pages) 224 1 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

A paper talking about the difference from the book and the novel "1984".

her is; in this film, Big Brother seems to not be an embodiment of a neatly packaged and simplistic political philosophy but rather just a face on a screen. The whole point of Big Brother in the novel ... r embrace had been a battle, the climax a victory. It was a blow struck against the Party. It was a political act."Winston now saw the girl Julia whenever he could. She explained her survival philosop ...

(14 pages) 58 0 0.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Were the founding fathers elitists?

e Constitution of the United States was developed and endorsed by politicians who were well read in political philosophy and were not elitists as Beard suggests. The founding fathers wanted to even th ...

(2 pages) 29 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Is anarchism a viable alternative to the state?

nly moral choice, and that all states are fundamentally illegitimate. Nozick also believes that, in political philosophy, before considering how a state should be organized, we must question whether t ...

(1 pages) 38 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Mao Zedong and China's Communist Revolution.

task for it's monarchial government to undertake. Western conflict spurred exponential increases in political philosophy and technological advancement, while China's peasant populace remained politica ... 00 year old culture. The Chinese government feared Westernization for in the midst of Europe's many political revolutions, the magnitude of authoritative instability it caused was quite evident (DeLuc ...

(7 pages) 243 1 4.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Humanism in The Renaissance

his essay is about the different aspects of humanism evident during the Renaissance (the changes in political philosophy, art and religion). Essay Question: What cultural changes during the Renaissanc ... Middle Ages to a people based society in the Renaissance. During the Renaissance, humanism effected political philosophy, art and religious change.First, political philosophy was severely changed duri ...

(3 pages) 176 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

This paper is about Adolf Hitler's 5 years in prison, how he came to write Mein Kampf, and how it influenced WWII.

ith him.While in Landsberg History read a lot of books. Most of these dealt with German history and political philosophy. Later he was to describe his spell in prison as a "free education at the state ... Hitler's publisher reduced it to My Struggle (Mein Kampf). The book is a mixture of autobiography, political ideas and an explanation of the techniques of propaganda. The autobiographical details in ...

(4 pages) 36 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Classical Liberalism Critiqued by Marx and Nietzsche.

th, rather than isolated weakness. It is the preservation of our natural rights, and thus far, as a political philosophy it has been successful. Of course, given liberalist beliefs, it seems fitting t ... vant, each of these men have different critiques of what can arguably be called the most successful political philosophy in history, and as it turns out the claims of one happen to be far more relevan ...

(4 pages) 82 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Government and Politics Chapter 2 Modern Ideologies and Political Philosophy

Chapter TWOModern Ideologies and Political PhilosophyI. IdeologiesIdeology is a set of ideas that are related and that modify one ano ... sonal point of view, an ideology helps us to make sense reasonably easily and quickly of the varied political questions that come to our attention.Publicly, in politics, we are typically concerned to ... ined because of their usefulness to individuals in responding to events and their utility in public political agument.II. American IdeologiesTend to be more loosely organized2 main ideologies:American ...

(6 pages) 153 0 3.9 Mar/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Liberal or Authoritarian? How would you evaluate the 1993 Russian constitution? Draw on the constitution to illustrate your answer.

ant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition or;[n] A person who favours a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties.Authoritarian:[adj ... the fabric of the Russian constitution approved in December 1993, it is important to appreciate the political turmoil that coincided with its drafting and endorsement. During the early 1990s there was ...

(10 pages) 41 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

The Jacksonian Era: Defined The main objective of thise essay was to give a biography of Andrew Jackson and a description of the Jacksonian Era

nd. All the candidates were Democratic-Republicans, but personal and sectional interests outweighed political orthodoxy. When results were tallied it was evident that Clay had siphoned-off enough vote ... way the vote to Adams. Although they were not close, Clay knew that he and Adams shared a universal political philosophy; Clay also knew that Jackson was an avowed antagonist of the Bank of the United ...

(3 pages) 68 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Human right

of a human being, since even this could be controversial.Human right is based on liberal, moral and political philosophy, the French Enlightenment and liberal English thinking, among other things. Mor ... -17) The second essentially maintains that Chinese civilization has nurtured for millennia a brutal political culture that has only commanded passive obedience without permitting the development of an ...

(9 pages) 115 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)

1469 - 1527)Niccolo Machiavelli was born on May 3, 1469 in Florence, Italy. He is known for being a political philosopher, historian, writer, statesman, and diplomat. At the time of his life, Italy wa ... ortured and removed from public life. For the next ten years he devoted himself to writing history, political philosophy, and even plays. He ultimately gained favor with the Medici family and was call ...

(5 pages) 53 1 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Socrates in relation to Plato's "Last Days of Socrates"

hn Rawls. Socrates has affected practically every area of philosophy as well: philosophy of nature, political philosophy, and many others. Socrates was born in Athens in 469 BC and lived there for his ... s born in Athens in 469 BC and lived there for his whole life. He did not have any philosophical or political aspirations until late in life. He was known as the philosopher who "makes the weaker argu ...

(11 pages) 150 0 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy