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Mr Ralph Kam PHL215 - Methods and Applications July 29 2003 The World of Political Philosophy The business of world affairs as we know it today is based on political endeavors of peace war economics and government When most people think of politics they envision electoral campaigns military operations democrats arguing with republicans Liberalists brawling with the GOP and the citizens protesting all of them Politics and the philosophy of politics is a great deal above politicians squabbling over potential laws and the governing of countries The study of political philosophy involves the state its justification the proper organization of its ethics and the best form for the politics to contemporarily to exist Moore and Bruder Political philosophy incorporates the study of liberalism communism fascism and conservatism The earliest recorded political philosophy begins with Aristotle and Plato These great thinkers reflected one another in their beliefs of politics and how the Greek city-states were to be governed These men were not egalitarians egalitarians believe that all humans are equal in sociology politics economics Plato and Aristotle believed in five forms of political titles Platos perspective of government was aristocracy tyranny timocracy democracy and plutocracy Whereas Aristotle believed in monarchy tyranny oligarchy polity and democracy Moore and Bruder Being and becoming individuality and multiplicity perpetual and short-lived existence was the belief of the early Greek philosophers The undivided meaning of whole reality was argued about the relationships between these terms This debate persists in McBride 2 the field of political philosophy and ongoing question of the articulation between nature and justice In contemporary times there are four revised categories of political philosophy The first is liberalism Liberalism can be understood as a political tradition a political philosophy and a general philosophical theory encompassing a theory of value with the conception of the person and a moral theory as well as a political philosophy Stanford In the layperson point of view liberalism is
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