When it comes to society and how we construct it we often run into a few issues. Primarily, the problem of politics is where rights do and do not extend; which leads to the discussion on whether taking those rights is ever right. Within modern society Liberalism is the status quo, and with that comes some essential assumptions … Continue reading God’s mistake – Liberalism and Totalitarianism
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.
In this essay I will be critically assessing Descartes' method of doubt and attempting to come to a conclusion on how successful it is as a method of acquiring knowledge. I will first lay out what his method of doubt is and the potential problems with it, what the conclusions are and why and why not I agree with them. I will then be attempting … Continue reading Descartes’ doubt.
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.