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An analysis of Aristotle's arguments regarding politics and a successful state.
# 97046 | 2,748 words | 10 sources | APA | 2006 | GB
Published on Jul 22, 2007 in Philosophy (Ancient Greek) , Political Science (Political Theory)

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This paper explains and evaluates all of Aristotle's arguments for why he believes that man can only achieve a life of virtue and happiness through participation in politics and through being a citizen of a well-run state. It also explores his notion of man as being a political animal and how man is best suited to life in the polis. The paper looks at what Aristotle believes to be a well-run state and what he deems to be a just constitution. It also explores the criticisms of Aristotle's philosophy and evaluates the validity of his arguments.

From the Paper:

"Aristotle is considered by many to be the father of modern political theory and indeed Aristotle's theories up until the late eighteenth century were the standard texts for many leading educational institutions and noble courts alike. Aristotle was Plato's pupil, but instead of following on from his theories, much like Plato did concerning his mentor Socrates, Aristotle became one of Plato's most vociferous critics and he developed his own separate understanding of politics."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • 5T.A. Sinclair, A History of Greek Political Thought, Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd, 1959, p59

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