Notions like these have sculpted governments throughout history and still hold true in our current times. Most of their ideas are demonstrated in their most popular writings: Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes and the Second Treatise of Civil Government by John Locke. Their political & philosophical writings are what caused them to become very famous as of today. The main objective of this paper is to demonstrate the greatest differences and some of the similarities between Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes and the Second Treatise of Civil Government by John Locke expand on their views on the state of nature, government, and social contract and finally come up with an evaluation of which I prefer to agree more with. From my readings in books and articles, I notice that John Locke and Thomas Hobbes have complete different strong views when they express their thoughts on many political and social subjects like the social contract theory.
Discuss the reliability and usefulness of ancient and modern sources in contributing to knowledge about the battle of Salamis The Battle of Salamis was one of the most significant battles in human history. Why? Well, although it happened centuries ago, the Greek win influenced the growth and preservation of Athenian democracy and influenced Western civilization’s core ideas of freedom and individual rights. Good morning/afternoon Mrs Harnack and students; we are able to learn this through the accounts of ancient sources, and the interpretations of modern sources. By analyzing ancient and modern sources we are able to gain a deeper understanding of the Battle of Salamis and the factors that led to the turning point in the Greek-Persian Wars.
Great minds think alike. That saying is definitely the case with both Richard Rorty and John Dewey. Both share very many similar ideas beliefs, which is not surprising since Rorty considers Dewey to be one of the most important intellectuals of the 20th century which is why Rorty takes most of his ideas from those of Dewey. Despite Dewey influencing the thoughts of Rorty, John Dewey would have responded with his own thoughts and small criticism to Richard Rorty thoughts on democracy, philosophy, and truth. Both Rorty and Dewey were big supporters of maintaining and developing democracy.
Joseph Brush Mr. Lambert & Mr. Volek MDVL 1450 15 December 2011 The Influence of Ibn Rushd The Middle Ages is often recognized as a period of chaos and instability. The medieval era was first marked with times of warfare and the fall of the Roman Empire. While referring to the Middle Ages, many focus on the negative effects during that era, therefore overlooking the positive qualities that this period was characterized by. In the Islamic world, a golden era had dawned where scientific knowledge, architecture, mathematics, and philosophy flourished. Ibn Rushd was a significant Muslim scholar whose work highly influenced Western Europe, ultimately initiating a particular trend that lasted for centuries, which was an important source for the emergence of the Renaissance.
Julia Bacon July 8, 2012 Dr. Amanda Berry LIT-125-F01L Defining Great Books Defining “Great Books” in one thousand words is no simple a task. Merriam-Webster defines this term as “of, relating to, or centered in certain classics of literature, philosophy, history, and science that are believed to contain the basic ideas of western culture.” This seems somewhat vague and oversimplified for a term that has sparked many conversations and debates over many years since the nineteenth century. Intellectuals, academics, writers and critics alike have contributed to the discussion. There are several keywords and key concepts in this conversation, specifically in regard to the conceptual nature and criteria of what makes a Great Book; these include excellence, universality, and culture. Excellence Excellence means “the quality of being superior or eminently good,” according to Merriam-Webster.
They also had a political purpose as they were often built to celebrate civic power and pride, or offer thanksgiving to the patron god of a city for success in war. Ionic Doric The earliest monumental buildings in Greek architecture were the temples. Since these were solidly built and carefully maintained, they had to be replaced only if destroyed. There were two main orders of early Greek architecture, the Doric and the Ionic, and their lasting example tended to make Greek architecture conservative toward changes in design or in building technology. The Doric style, which originated around 400 BCE brought rise to a whole new type of building technique and style, and was used in mainland Greece and spread to the Greek colonies in Italy.
One simply needs to go to downtown Providence to see the lasting influence of Ancient Greek architecture and technology on today’s society. It may not be evident; however, that each element of this architecture had a specific purpose relevant to the time period from which it was derived. Without a doubt, in both Ancient Greek architecture and technology, form truly does follow function. The form and function of Ancient Greek architecture and technology were influenced by the tools and materials available, as well as the political and cultural influences from the Dark Ages through the Hellenistic Period leading to the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian orders. As in any time-frame, and any civilization, the technology, tools, methods, available materials and the culture of a society greatly impacted their architecture, from basic homes to grand temples meant for worship.
Thesis Statement: After a long hard thinking process I have come to conclusion that Athens had the better system. Athens had a better system because anybody could hold office, they had more equal rights, and citizen’s had more of a voice in government. Background: This took place in 500 B.C.E on the Greek and Italian Peninsulas of the Mediterranean Sea. (Background Essay) Paragraph 2- Body Topic sentence: Athens had the better system because anybody could hold office.
The contribution of the Greek language to the history of English Name Professor Institution Course Date The English language is grateful to the Greek language for its massive contribution in alphabets and vocabulary. English language has grown overtime to become a dominant language in most parts of the world. For English speakers, Greek has been distinguished as an isolated and complex language. However, the Greek has played an important role on the English language formation. This discussion centers on the Greek language and its influence to the English language.
Homer’s audience however, knew that a war had been fought in Ilios or Troy and accepted the mythology of the poem and the exaggerated feats of its Greek heroes without questioning its historical accuracy. Nonetheless, this source documents the famous oral story of Troy while simultaneously suggesting the citadel and Troy being located as a valuable port and gateway to the Dardenelles and Black Sea. Ajax’s tower shield is consistent with Bronze Age shields depicted in artwork, in both shape and size. The details in the Homerian epic