Political Philosophy, By Steven Cahn

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In Steven Cahn 's book, Political Philosophy, The Essential Texts, philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau created the circumstances to enable the fundamental principals of philosophy and politics. These knowledgeable, astute and significant men have helped to achieve the structure of our past and present democracy as well as a plan of action for the rights and values that we as citizens can all relate to today. They are grounded in their thinking and tied together as a whole in ideas and practices of politics, philosophy and humankind. Possessors of morals and ethics reflected in their works have influenced current social interaction and the foundation of our current practice of democracy in which we have relied upon this present day. For over a hundred years, theorists have deliberated the nature of our species and the method of governing appropriately to warrant the Commonwealth. Today in politics there is a palpable disunion about the useful role of system and a sharp division regarding human nature. The role of government and society 's role individually had been critical topics of the philosophers. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle had their thoughts on the subject of fairness and the government. Socrates was convinced that democracy was not a sensible form of government, in his opinion, the electorate of the people was rough justice. Plato alleged that government ought only to have rulers with the intelligence and education
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