Essay Human Nature And The Declaration Of Independence

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Human Nature and the Declaration of Independence

I would like to show that the view of human nature that is shown in The
Declaration of Independence is taken more from the Bible and that that view is in disagreement with two of the three esays given in class. The Biblical perspective of man is that he was created by a divine Creator with a specific plan in mind and made in the image of his Creator. Men are entitled to the pursuit of happiness but also required by the Laws of Nature and Nature's God to be the just attendants of the land and of the governed. The Nature of man is sinful so that they must be governed but those who govern must be accountable to
God just as the founding fathers were.
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Aristotlelian logic (Aristotle's deductive means of reasoning) especially sylogism_ dealt with relationship between proposistions in terms of their form instead of their content. By using this kind of deductive reasoning with a major premise, a minor premise, and a conclusion; for example, All human beings are mortal, the major premis, I am a human being, the minor premise, therefore, I am mortal, the conclusion Aristotle found all of his truth. I can't connect
Aristotle's view of human nature with that of the Founding Fathers and since an omnipotent deity was not feasible for Aristotle (since he couldn't see it and therefor couldn't belive in it) he comes to a different conclusion that doesn't agree what the founding fathers said. Aristotle's begins by analyzing the political structure starting at what he see's as the most basic of human unions
(man and woman). Aristotle writes,

"In the first place there must be a union of those who can not exist without each other; namely of male and female, that the race may continue (and this union which is formed not of deliberate purpose, but because, in common with other animals and with plants, mankind have a natural desire to leave behind an image of themselves)..."

The first difference between The Declaration of Independence and
Politics is seen when you compare this quote with one from The Declaration of
Independence ,
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