Aristotle's View of the Citizen Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Aristotle's View of the Citizen
A response to Aristotle's political philosophy on the role of the citizen.
# 135420 | 1,500 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Philosophy (Ancient Greek) , Political Science (Political Theory)

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This paper agrees with Aristotle's concept of the citizen and addresses what he meant by both commanding and obeying. The paper discusses harmonization and the balance of Athenian political philosophy and reflects on what Aristotle would think of Canadian citizenship in our day and how it can be ignored or interpreted differently in relation to the society.

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"This paper responds positively to Aristotle's view of the citizen as a person able to both command and obey, as seems an excellent ideal, and rather in contrast with much around us in the developed West in our day, pertaining to how citizenship is regarded. Aristotle saw the citizen as the most important political unit of Athens, as a city-state apart, in which his day saw perhaps 40,000 citizens as compared to a broader Athenian population of approximately 300,000, many..."

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