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This paper examines the distinction between a good citizen and a good man as presented in Book Three of Aristotle's "Politics." Various questions posed in Aristotle's work are addressed in the paper, such as 'what is a state' , 'what is a citizen' and 'how does one become a member of a community?' The author also gives historical background to the time in which Aristotle wrote "Politics." The concept of citizenship is also analyzed according to Aristotle's view. The paper concludes with a discussion of virtue, and how leaders must possess this quality.
From the Paper:"The term citizenship refers to a person being a member of a certain community which he or she supports. But the question whether or not one is or isn't a member or a community is divisive as one normally has to participate in the community activities or to earn his or hers membership in the group through other means.
"The community produced by people with citizenships is called a state and it as a rule has a leader or a group of leaders that look after its comfort. However, Aristotle's book does not give an accurate definition of a state, nor does it attempt to give an exact example of a state form."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Aristotle. Politics. Book Three. (pp. 1-14).
Cite this Book Review:
Aristotle's "Politics" (2010, June 10) Retrieved December 06, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/aristotle-politics-120358/
"Aristotle's "Politics"" 10 June 2010. Web. 06 December. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/aristotle-politics-120358/>