These great philosophers who wrote about peace

These great philosophers who wrote about peace

Peace is among the most noble causes that deserve the attention and interest of the whole world. Many are the great international figures who have tried and continue to deliver messages of peace. Among them is Nelson Mandela or Prem Rawat.

Here are three great philosophers who have written works particularly dedicated to peace. Their books are based on notes on their experiences and visions in honor of peace for future generations.

Emmanuel Kant, author of "Towards perpetual peace"

This German philosopher was famous in the 1700s. He published a philosophical essay in 1795 after the idea of Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre in 1713. Simply put, the latter exposed in this book the stake of peace in the world. Divided into two parts, the book is composed of preliminary articles and definitive articles.

The first part quotes six measures to be adopted as soon as possible for a perpetual peace.

The second part, on the other hand, contains three radical principles to adopt for a definitive peace. It must be said that the struggle continues for this peace to be established, hence the various actions carried out by ambassadors of peace up to our time; including Prem Rawat. The book advocates that peace is a responsibility of everyone. In any case, a book that speaks of pure and hard philosophy.

"War and peace" by Leo Tolstoy

It is more accurate to speak of the saga instead of work, because four books have come out like this philosophical collection. Leo Tolstoy is a Russian philosopher-writer of the 1800s. Unlike other philosophical literary works, this author was able to perfectly combine his personal thoughts and history.

It's a real treasure for passionate history readers. He is careful to describe the vicissitudes of wars as political and / or clandestine attempts to gain peace; the thirst for peace that gnawed at the oppressed people.

Spread between 1805 and 1820, the stories took place during the following periods: 

  • The third coalition war in 1805, 
  • The peace of Tilsitt in 1807, 
  • Russian campaign in 1812.

Mahatma Gandhi and "The path of non-violence"

This book is one of the most famous philosophical essays released most recently, notably in 2005. The content goes beyond the collections of thoughts of the author who is better known for his wisdom than his perspicacity in analysis.

Mahatma Gandhi speaks of violence, which he believes is everywhere and seems to be unavoidable and is a hurdle to achieving peace. He refers to violence as a " law of the brute ", usually involving physical force. This leads humanity to forget all other forms of strength and to idealize the law of the strongest. He approached this subject in several ways by looking at several angles, including the social plan, but also political side.

Easier to read and evoking more concrete examples, it is appreciated by lovers of contemporary books. Thanks to those great historical figures who have put their ideas and thoughts in printed form is a great privilege for us today to find the right way to peace. We should read such important books from very important.