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Kathie Mai World Civilization-Section 111J Wednesday Recitation October 11 th , 2007 Aristotle is a Greek philosopher who was a student of Plato; he wrote many different writings such as poetry, government, and even about politics. Polis means politics in Greek which means city-states. He was a former student of Plato, and Alexander the Great. As a famous Greek philosopher and a writer, he wrote Politica or Politics Book 1. He talks about his views on politics how the city is a natural community. “Every state is a community of some kind, and every community is established with a view to some good; for mankinds always act in order to obtain that which they think well. If all communities aim at some good, the state or political community…” Aristotle believes the political communities are cities. A city is created not to avoid economic stability, but rather to live a good life. Business shouldn’t be used for profits. People should buy what they want to buy, rather than having enough to buy necessities. Individuality is
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Unformatted text preview: very important; “the state is a creation of nature, and that man is by nature a political animal.” Politics are made up of society and a group of people rather than a piece of equipment. “The master is called a master because he has science, but is of a certain character…” This quote that Aristotle states is about how a person is not judged by what he does. It is about what characteristics he carries when other people notice. We tend to think if he is a excellent scientist, how can the community learn from him. Politics are all about the society contributing with the knowledge. It is not just about what the people’s occupation is and how good they do their job, if the city has citizens that are hidden from others, they cannot see what the society gives and what is going on. Basically, politics is a way of see “the nature of people in a city.” To see what the people is establishing....
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