Tengri on Mars
Posted: 3 May 2010
Date Written: April 30, 2010
What would happen if every individual knew what to do, and did, without prompting or expecting a reward? Is that not what the authors of Republic and Utopia had in mind? Is that not the primary justification of theocracies? The immediate objection to that postulate is that human nature is not suitable for team activities at all times. There is such a conception as individualism and that is the quality abetting creativity that marks humanism. Besides, the definition of human rights guarantees freedom of choice not to cooperate if one chooses against it.
Keywords: Religion, Tengri, governance, Republic, Utopia, Mars
JEL Classification: B19, N33, N35, P19, P59
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