Political Science Sadie Hahn September 21, 2003 Some critics believe that western culture is becoming a global domination. Some critics also believe that the world is beginning to have a universal civilization. By looking at the cultures of many different countries and the views of Aristotle, one can believe that these critics’ beliefs are untrue. Modern societies do have a lot in common but most have a lot of differences also. Some societies also view men and women as unequal. Many societies differ in languages and religions.
In the United States, women are considered as equal as men. Women are allowed to work, vote, and be independent. Many countries do not allow these privileges to their women. In some countries, women are looked at as servants or slaves. The unequal ness of women dates back to the days of Aristotle. Aristotle believed that women’s roles were being servants to men.
There is not equality in nature for Aristotle. Aristotle wrote in the Politics, “The male is by nature superior, and the female inferior; the male ruler and the female subject. And the same must apply to all mankind.” The male is by nature fitter for command than the female. He saw the male as naturally superior, and this was a superiority that could not be equaled by any form of culture or education. He saw female as not only naturally physically weaker but also weaker of soul.
This weakness of soul was as important in the nature and capabilities of woman as was physical weakness. Aristotle also believed that women were imperfect men because they lacked the ability to think rationally. Aristotle had a typical view of women. They were objects that were to be the incubators of life and not capable of doing anything other than household chores. Women had to be ruled by men to be kept in line, and it was their nature to be subordinate. Samuel P.
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Huntington explains that societies argues that the critics’ beliefs to be untrue. He explains that nations and their citizens are trying to figure out who they are by “answering that question in a traditional way, by reference to the things that mean the most to them: ancestry, religion, language, history, values, customs, and institutions.” Societies also use politics to define their identity. When looking at history, values, and politics, societies may look back at Aristotle’s views on society. Aristotle did not demand all states to have the same politics or the same level of politics or ethics. Aristotle studied how things change, why they changed, and what caused them to change. He noticed that not everything is the same.
This finding can apply to today’s world. Modern societies and countries are different. They will always be different because of their history, values, and customs. Most countries have adopted western culture at different levels. I believe that these different levels have to due with the number of international businesses that have arose in that particular country. Businesses are becoming more and more global.
International businesses and governments need a centralized way to communicate. English has become dominant in business and government communication. Countries should try to preserve their culture, religion, language, and history – not try to reshape it in to western culture or any other culture. Their culture is unique and I believe the world needs unique countries.
People that are different from me, culturally, are very fascinating. I don’t want to live in a world where every country has the same religion, culture, and language. This would make the world very dull and unexciting if everyone was the same.