Examines the views of Plato, Martin Luther, John Locke and Karl Marx on political, social, religious and economic equality.
# 12475 | 1,575 words | 4 sources | 1997 |
Published on Jun 11, 2003 in Philosophy (History - 20th Century) , Philosophy (History - 19th Century) , Political Science (John Locke) , Political Science (Marx / Engels)
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From the Paper:"This study will examine the political theories of Plato, Martin luther, John Locke and Karl Marx with respect to the concept and practice of equality. Each of these writers, because of the political and social atmosphere of their respective eras, attempts to bring about change in the practice and/or understanding of the nature of equality in those eras.
Martin Luther is responding to the spreading corruption of institutions, from politics to the Church. Luther's political theory is always subordinate to his religious theory. He most adamantly opposes the system of indulgences which the Church had established as a means of absolving sinners of their sinfulness. However, Luther is generally opposed to the increasing earthliness of the Church and its role as justifier of the corrupt social and political processes of the time. The system of..."
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