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Unformatted text preview: Aristotle-Very good summary of what he thinks democracy is, and representative of various different views, describes them-p. 79 of reader Aristotle gives a list of 11 things he says about democracy gives what people say (Athenian style)-Typical democratic style-keyword: Citizen (every voter can fill offices)-All offices are filled by lot - lottery-rotate through the population-All rule each and each rules all in turn-Not how much you have even poor can be in office-Same person cannot be in same office twice-Public offices are of brief duration 1 year-best kind of democracy small size, based on agriculture Aristo- Best, Oligo Few, Krat- Power, Arche -Aristocracy working to its own advantage oligarchy-A republic starts ruling in their own interest democracy-3 fold table correct forms and incorrect forms of democracy-Key to republic/democracy difference democracy = poor ruled Qua As-Greeks were not the inventors of philosophy Were the first who were doing democracy in the Greeks...
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- Winter '08
- The Republic