Political theory. The development of modern ideologies. Types of normative questions asked by political theories. What purpose should government serve? Equality? Justice? Security? How should governments be organized? To advance their power? To limit their power?
The development of
His eyes adjust to the light and see how wonderful the world is beyond the cave. But instead of staying, he decides to return to the others in the cave, to free them as well.
Plato’s ideas of a utopian society:
Plato’s ideas of a utopian society: Each person performs the tasks for which he or she is best suited. Injustice occurs when people act contrary to their nature. Ambition & competition unnatural.
To maintain the utopia, Plato said these elements were necessary:
What is the Noble Lie?
Is this a utopia or dystopia? Why?
Ordinary people in the bottom class can amass wealth and have families and private lives.
Those in the top two classes, there is almost totalitarianism. They would not be permitted a family life or private property. Otherwise, they would put self-interest above the good of the whole.
English political theorist from 1588 to 1679.