Politics from the Greeks to Grotius Essay by RightRiters

Politics from the Greeks to Grotius
This paper reviews the history of politics thought, from the time of the Greeks to the political philosopher, Grotius.
# 23737 | 1,365 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 16, 2003 in Political Science (Political Theory) , Philosophy (History)


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Description:

This paper discusses political thinker so that we can learn from them. The author believes that religion and corruption play an equal role in historical political trends. The author concludes that the hunger for power and money appear to rule today as they did in the time of Rome.

Table of Contents

Plato
Rome
Cicero
Papal power
Petrarch
Machiavelli
Hugo Grotius

From the Paper:

"Hugo Grotius is one of the pioneers of politics as we know it today. He championed natural rights in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. His attempt was to divorce politics and morals from religion as such in a break from Calvinist ideals. According to Grotius, God was no longer the only source of ethics. This was the beginning of democracy and free will, as these terms are known today."

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