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1.      Is it more important to value one's own life, happiness, and interest, or to obey the higher

authority of the state? (This question is similar to the question above, but it is more open-ended, allowing you to formulate your own set of issues. You might be interested in the concept of individual freedom and rights, wishing to argue against the tendency of Socrates and Confucius to place the state ahead of the individual.) Note that you are still developing your position by comparing one philosopher with another.

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this is a relative concept and not fully right or wrong, it is important to put one's own... View the full answer

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