101+lecture+2 - Aristotle (384-322 BCE) Politics Politics

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Aristotle (384-322 BCE) Politics
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Politics 1) the habits, norms, rules, or laws that  communities enact and enforce, in  order to promote peaceful coexistence  and their own collective well-being AND 2) the processes by which communities  arrive at those rules, norms, or laws.
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Method
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What does observation show us? Observation shows us, first, that every city  [polis] is a species of association, and, secondly,  that all associations come into being for the  sake of some good – for all men do their acts  with a view to achieving something which is, in  their view, a good….The most sovereign and  inclusive association is the city [polis]…or the  political association. ( Politics , Book I, ch. 1) .
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Every polis is a species of association. All associations are instituted for the purpose of attaining some good. All individuals orient their behavior toward
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course POLITICAL 101 taught by Professor Kubik during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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101+lecture+2 - Aristotle (384-322 BCE) Politics Politics

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