Within this book you will find an attempt to explain the Conservative and Liberal mindset through evolutionary psychology. The amount of sources and science would be intimidating if it wasn't such an easy to read book, which for myself represents the ability of the anonymous author to express difficult ideas in distilled words. The core … Continue reading The evolutionary psychology behind politics: How Conservatism and Liberalism evolved within humans by Anonymous Conservative, book review
In this essay I will be concentrating on explaining what Aristotle meant when he said 'Man is a political animal'. I will be doing so by assessing his own works as well as presenting conflicting opinions on his statement. To begin with, a few definitions and where they originate which can be used to help … Continue reading Aristotle and the political animal.
So to begin; this state will write its own constitution. This particular one will allow the freedom of speech and the power to offend without fear of monetary fines or imprisonment. This will also allow the free practice of any religion so long as it causes no trespasses on other living things rights. This will … Continue reading Freedom’s chain.
In this essay I will be attempting to critically assess Plato’s critique of democracy. This will include the points that he makes using the ship analogy and what flaws in democracy this analogy points out. I will also be using philosophers such as John Stuart Mill (1806-73) and Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) to reinforce my objections … Continue reading Plato and Democracy.
In this essay I will be assessing the role that human nature plays in defining the role of the state, while making references to the political philosophers Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau. First of all, whatever the origin of our human nature is, that natural state does indeed define the purpose of the state and the … Continue reading Human nature and its role in defining the purpose of the state.
In this essay I am going to discuss 'What limits, if any, should be placed upon our freedom of speech?', my argument is going to concentrate on pointing out why we should not limit freedom of speech at all. To begin, we can all easily grasp the concept of Freedom of speech and see why … Continue reading The freedom of speech.