Political Philosophy notes Aristotle

Political Philosophy notes Aristotle - Aristotle's politics...

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Aristotle’s politics consists of a series of topics. Revolution is a topic that Aristotle takes up. Our modern conception of revolution is linear. Aristotle's view of revolution is that it was cyclical. Aristotle believed that policies that are not well constituted are much more liable to be subject to revolution. Revolution comes when there is a change in the constitution and a revolution in administration. Aristotle says that among the causes of revolution is perceived injustice, the desire for gain or honor; the fear of potential injustice, and in democracy a cause is the influence of demagogues. Obedience of law is a major theme in Aristotle. The fundamental law is the constitution of the society. all rulers one monarchy tyranny few aristocracy oligarchy many polity democracy good perverted Democracy and tyranny belong to the perverted constitutions, where as polity belongs to the good. Demos Cratian- rule by the people. Aristotle says democracy is the least bad of the perverted constitutions. Democracy is perverted because it is partial. It concerns the
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course POS 301 taught by Professor Ball during the Winter '07 term at ASU.

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