An Analysis of Aristotle's "Politics" Analytical Essay by Drew Deyo Esquire

This paper reviews Aristotle's ideas as seen through his great work, "Politics."
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This paper examines Aristotle's views on politics as compared to Plato's. The author uses Aristotle's work, "Politics" as the basis for this discussion. Quotes are used throughout the paper to exemplify Aristotle's outlook on various philosophical ideas. In particular, his view on the city as opposed to Plato's are contrasted. The author also describes Aristotle's opinion on Greek customs of the past and those practiced in his own day.

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Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aristotle, Politics (Oxford World's Classics). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

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