Category: Life in Philosophy

Non-Ideal Political Systems 0

Non-Ideal Political Systems

A peculiar feature of Aristotle’s project is that he pays attention to political systems that aren’t necessarily ideal, but why? Aristotle finds it fruitful to examine political systems that are not as desirable because...

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Aristotle’s Views On Education

Education serves as a foundation for not only pursuing the political life, but also for any type of trade or profession. Aristotle charges each polis with the responsibility of educating the children because “every...

Features Of An Ideal Polis 0

Features Of An Ideal Polis

Now that the general makeup of a city has been defined, I find it important to look at how Aristotle discusses the features of an ideal polis. In Book B of the Politics, Aristotle...

The Politics and the ideal polis 0

Development Of A Polis

In the Politics, Aristotle discusses the importance of examining a political society from a variety of perspectives. In particular, he stresses the importance of the development of a polis and how the polis emerges...

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The Politics And The Ideal Polis

In the Politics, Aristotle develops and articulates what he sees as an ideal polis for people to use as an ideal model, so much of this chapter will center on how Aristotle articulates this...

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Aristotle and Justice

Now that we have talked about the importance of virtue from an ethical standpoint, it is crucial to examine what Aristotle considers as the best and most complete virtue – justice. There are two...

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Bravery As An Ethical Virtue

Aristotle sees bravery as a mean between cowardice and rashness – but what does this mean? A deficient amount of bravery results in cowardice, but an excess of bravery makes a person rash. But...