Augustine argued that the early Greek philosophers “have wished with amazing folly, to be happy…

Augustine argued that the early Greek philosophers “have wished with amazing folly, to be happy here on earth and to achieve bliss by their own efforts.” This sentiment led him to change his view of government. For the Greeks, the purpose of government is to produce a virtuous society with virtuous citizens. For Augustine, government cannot produce a virtuous society because everyone (including the government) is sinful. Therefore, Augustine argued that the purpose of government is to simply restrain evil. What do you think about the purpose of government? Defend your position.In your essay, make sure you address the challenge of governing a diverse with diverse moral values.

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