A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing


  • one year ago

With which of the Enlightenment thinkers do you most agree regarding the way the ideal government should work?

  • This Question is Open
  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Plato. Plato (b. 428 BC) In his work The Republic, Plato describes his ideal form of government and society. Plato attacked democracy as mob rule where the ignorant and uneducated majority governs, but he also disliked autocracy as being too likely to become tyranny. Plato believed that the best government would be ruled by philosopher-kings, the most educated and smartest people in society. These kings would NOT be hereditary, but would be chosen by the people based on their individual talent. There would also be a careful division of labor so that the rulers would not be warriors or workers and vice-versa. Plato argued that the state exists based on the consent of the people and should act for their good, but in the end the people's primary duty is obedience

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    John Adams: "There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." Abraham Lincoln: "I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of war corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. God grant my suspicions prove groundless" These were more so warnings on what Government could become if taken the wrong direction. Its too bad no one listened.

  3. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...


  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.