The buddha: prince, warrior, meditator, and finally enlightened teacher the life of the buddha, the one who is awake to the nature of reality, begins 2600 years ago in india, where the man siddharta gautama was born. Buddhist traditions are so varied and diverse that no one text could possibly provide an adequate historical or topical overview of buddhist philosophy nevertheless, there are helpful texts that provide introductory accounts of basic buddhist views in india williams and tribe 2000 provides a systematic and.
What is the proper role of government aristotle would say that the end of politics is happiness and the means to that end would be virtue he believes the state exists for the sake of the individual machiavelli would say that the stability of the state and the power of the prince is the ultimate end and that we.
Charles de secondat, baron de la brede and montesquieu, is a french philosopher related to the enlightenment montesquieu published, in particular: – persian letters (1721) – considerations on the causes of the greatness of the romans and their decline (1734) – the spirit of the laws (1748) – his main political work.
He also seems to share many of montesquieu's views the best government, he says, is that which attains its purpose with the least trouble, and controls men in the manner best adapted to their inclinations and desires (letter 80) he notes that the french are moved by a love of honor to obey their king,.