Essay on Political Philosophy

Qualities of a Good Politician

Nicolo Machiavelli was a diplomat, historian and a political theorist writer whose works on the life of a politician were not revealed to the world until 1532, five years after his death. This is when majority of his work were printed under the permission of Medici pope Clement VII. His study was majorly focused on […]

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Book Review of Multicultural Odysseys

Globalization is an issue that has raised concerns in many ways. The current world has been compared to a growing global village that continues to become smaller as days go by. Because of this, various changes have occurred that a person who lived in the eighteenth centaury will be taken for a rude shock had […]

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Absolutism And Peter The Greatconclusion

Absolutism and Peter the Great BY dyianl 995 Many monarchs, particularly those of European descent, employed the flourishing absolutist philosophy during their reign in the seventeenth century. Defined as the “absolute or unlimited rule usually by one man,” absolutism is virtually equivalent to the philosophy of despotism. A ruler incorporating the absolutist philosophy has complete […]

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Structural Functional Approach

Retrieved from: http://www. cifas. us/smith/chapters. html Title: “A structural approach to comparative politics. ” Author(s): M. G. Smith Source: In Varieties of Political Theory. David Easton, ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. p. 113-128. Reprinted in Corporations and Society. p. 91-105. FIVE M. G. SMITH University of California, Los Angeles A Structural Approach to Comparative Politics […]

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Political Savy in Ethical Way

Political Competence – ‘The Right Way’: A Necessity for Corporate Leadership Success Professor Ricchiuto, J. , (August 13, 2011) lecture during residency on Executive Communication on topic Political Savvy in Organization was an eye opener for me. One of the most powerful but often overlooked skills that a Leader needs is Political Competence. Whether to […]

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Machiavell/Tzu

Powered byLoading. ..Essay #1 After reading both Machiavelli’s “The Prince” and Lao Tzu’s “Tao te Ching”, many differences were apparent. The time in history was different; geographically where these stories were written was different, views on government, and what expectations they had on the treatment of mankind were all differences. Tzu had a more relaxed, […]

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How does Rousseau argue that obedience to the general will increases our moral liberty

The answer will try to convey the evidence to support Rousseau claim that obedience to the general will increases our moral liberty. Through the idea of the general will Rousseau advocates a form of direct democracy whereby the masses make decisions by themselves for themselves, therefore eliminating the need for a ruling party.Rousseau’s argument that […]

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Bakunism – 294 words – College

«ANARCHY AS A SOCIAL SYSTEM UNDER THE DOCTRINE OF Ì. À. BAKUNIN»ANARCHY AS A SOCIAL SYSTEM UNDER THE DOCTRINE OF Ì. À. BAKUNINIntroductionAnarchy is about abolishing hierarchy. According to the original, Greek meaning of the word, Anarchy stands to create a world where there is no separation between the rulers and the ruled–a place where […]

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Where is the Common Good in Machiavellis Prince

In the Discourses1, on Livy Machiavelli argues that the purpose of politics is to promote a ‘common good’. This essay shall show how this statement relates to the ideas presented in The Prince2.Niccolo Machiavelli was born in Florence in 1469 and died there in 1527. This was a very turbulent time in Italy. No central […]

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Is there a “Universal Code of Morality”

For many years, anthropologists and philosophers have tried to find a definition to the word ‘morality’ which can satisfy all different perceptions that are believed by different people all around the world. It was found that there are two ways to use the term ‘morality’: descriptively and normatively. Descriptively refers to ” a code of […]

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Socrates’ Justice

In The Republic, Plato wrote a dialog between Socrates and his friends about the meaning of justice. They came into four definitions of justice, returning debts, helping friends, a system that benefits the strong, and a virtue that feels food. When asked about the meaning of justice, Cephalus believed that justice was the repayment of […]

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The King Must Die Pg.60 “to Be a King, ” I Thought, “What Is It?”

Throughout the story Theseus learns a great deal of what it is to be a king. Not just any king but a king that is truthful, and loyal to his people, a king that has great leadership skills and can protect his people. Theseus also believed in justice and that is must be carried out. […]

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Plato and Nietzsche on Authority

Nietzsche and Plato have many similarities in their discussion of political philosophy. Both dislike and hold contempt for democracy, and both favour a meritocratically chosen elite holding authority. There are even many similarities between the characteristics that they require in the group. However, there are differences too. Nietzsche doesn’t outline a strict theory of authority, […]

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Political Philosophy and Plato

Credited as one of the laminitiss of Western doctrine. he is an puzzling figure known chiefly through the histories of subsequently classical authors. particularly the Hagiographas of his pupils Plato and Xenophon. and the dramas of his modern-day Aristophanes. Many would claim that Plato’s duologues are the most comprehensive histories of Socrates to last from […]

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Social Progressions

As man progresses from his primitive origins he begins to create societies and groups. As these societies grow more complex he must adapt his own methods and progress through a series of social progressions. Inherently, man is a social being and tends toward a herd animal existence. Man’s superior intelligence allows him to survive, and […]

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A Perfect Dictator? Or did Saddam Hussein Follow Machiavelli‘s Advices?

The XX century is often called a century of dictators, and one of them is Saddam Hussein – a totalitarian leader, who managed to maintain his regime till 2003, but was still deprived of power. In his book “The Prince” Nikkolo Machiavelli, an Italian political thinker of the XVI century, presented an outstanding “Dictator‘s Guide”, […]

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Plato and Machiavelli

Politics is the art of ruling for the benefit of the people. It implies power and power needs to find justification and arguments to support it. This is why there has always been a connection between politics and the principles of morality, no matter if the latter ones supported the former or if they stood […]

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Distributive justice

Distributive justice involves allocation of resources in a just way. In the context of distributive justice every individual is entitled to equal access of basic health care, food, income education and employment opportunity. Distributive justice seeks to address the issue of inequitable distribution of wealth or resources. Distributive justice involves fair allocation of resources among […]

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Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by Riordan

A top Official in a Government Department, who was slow t take decisions and had the habit of keeping case-files pending, had two folders on his table. “Pending Cases and Urgent Pending Cases! ” When no perfect discipline prevails in any area of life, the best option is to carry on with the available discipline. […]

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John Rawl vs Robert Nozick

John Rawls’ system of justice (Welfare liberalism) is at odds with Robert Nozick’s Classical liberalist position. Argumentatively discuss. There is a variety of perception on economic or distributive justice, material goods and services have no intrinsic value but are valuable only if they are shared. My essay is a critique and argument of John Rawl’s […]

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Plato’s Social Political Philosophy

What makes a good society or a good individual? According to Plato, the virtues of justice, wisdom, courage, and moderation are necessary to make a good society. Since Plato’s perspective is exemplified in today’s society and in many other works of fiction, we can derive that there is convincing argument for Plato’s view. Before we […]

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