Perspectives Of Comunitarianism And Rousseau's Theory Of Morality

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The perspectives of human nature and moral laws of international affairs can be evaluated and found to have similar roots and traditions. Hobbes theory of realism can closely relate to the idea of moral skepticism because of their emphasis on security of the individual. In addition, Locke’s theory of idealism can relate to the idea of communitarianism because of their link in moral ethics rising among nations. Lastly, Rousseau’s perspective of rationalism is supported by the idea of cosmopolitanism, relating by the unity of states through thriving individuals.
When compared the idea of moral skepticism and idea of realism have some slight differences and have a great deal in common. For example, the handout states, “The security of states
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For example, “... Morality is not rooted in the values and traditions of specific cultures but in the shared sentiments and values of all persons.” This sentence is used to describe the universal belief of communitarianism, but, also applies to the ethics presented by idealism. Idealists and communitarians both believe that people are naturally good and morals come from the goodness of the people. Also, the …show more content…
The idea of common morality is also the basic building block of idealism. Political thinkers from previous centuries have often deemed that “...Precepts of international morality exist and must guide the statesmen if the world is to be peaceful and just.” A connection can be made of idealism and communitarianism within this thought of morals connecting to international affairs because both perspectives believe that when acting in international interest, states should not always act in the means of self-interest and instead should act based on their morals to keep peace. However, communitarianism does apply some moral rules that go against idealism, such as, the Just War Theory. This theory is described as, “... Norms for judging when war is morally legitimate and how it should be prosecuted.” Idealists believe in the idea of a global village and will enforce that belief through any means necessary, meaning they will attempt to prevent war at all costs. Also, one of the global ethical norms presented by communitarianism is, “ the obligation not to intervene in the domestic affairs of other states.” Idealists could argue with this point with the idea that within a global village, states should help others and aid in the success of others. So, when

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