Political Philosophies From Plato, Locke, Hobbes, And Rousseau

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Mia Love Poli Sci 51 Prof. Oifer 7/10/2017 Paper #1 Over the course of this paper, political philosophies from Plato, Locke, Hobbes, and Rousseau will be discussed. While some of their views on justice and power are similar, they do have many different beliefs on what is just and who should make it so. These philosopher’s perspectives will be uncovered to propose what justice requires be done to Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, California. While focusing on Plato’s ideas, the paper will critique his ideas from the perspectives of Locke, Hobbes, and Rousseau. According to Plato, it is important to understand what is good, rational, and modest. Locke emphasizes individuals controlling themselves and their property focusing on life, liberty,…show more content…
Justice should be controlled by wise rulers. because they will understand and know the needs of the community. It is important to wise and educated people in the community who know what is best for the community’s basic needs is in charge. Decisions from philosophers must be made with proper reason. “When is a man likely to succeed best? When he divides his exertions among many skills, or when he devotes himself exclusively to one? When he devotes himself to one (Plato 60). As the quote discusses, it is important that people who have some sort of specialty or wisdom about something, use their life to explore what justice is and how they should inforce it. Plato believes only those who are wise enough and understand what the surrounding community needs can be in power. Plato believes, on Abbot Kinney, those in the community who should make decisions about Abbot Kinney are researchers, intellectuals, and educators. Modern day that might look like professors, researchers, or philosophers who spend their time studying the city. Even city developers would be successful according to Plato because of the time they spend studying Abbot Kinney. Modesty and serving the community is most justice to Plato; he believes that Abbot Kinney should be run by intellectuals who are dedicated to learning about Abbot Kinney and its surrounding community. According to Locke,
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