Friday, November 7, 2008


Aristotle's Politics
What makes a good society? How should it be governed and who should be allowed to live in it? These are old questions but they don’t go away. Thomas Hobbes, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Aquinas and Niccolo Machiavelli, to name but a few, have all asked them and come up with wildly differing answers.

But they do have one thing in common and that is a book by the Greek philosopher Aristotle. It is called Politics – a two and a half thousand year old collection of notes that have cast a very long shadow in political philosophy. In the Politics Aristotle tried to establish why human beings live together and how best they should do it.

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