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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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- The Republic, absolute standards, Display mastery, democracy -3 fold, agriculture Aristo- Best