Part2Aristotle'sPolitics

Part2Aristotle'sPolitics - 17/10/201113:09:00 PART II:...

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17/10/2011 13:09:00 PART II: POLITICAL THINKING AS ANSWERS A. Aristotle’s  Politics 1. Introduction a. Life and times wanted to take over after Plato as the head of the Academy taught Alexander the Great curriculum was based on biology and history studied how and why politics changed Started Lyceum Focused on how regimes change by collecting and recording written  constitutions fled when he was condemned to death died in 322 BC at age of 62 b. Works 2 major types o 1. literary work/dialogues general audience o 2. Treatises notes from his lectures large scope; natural science, physical science, politics, poetry,  rhetoric, etc.  Aristotle learned a lot from Plato but had some differences in thoughts
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Part II: Political Thinking as Answers o Plato was more concerned with questions where Aristotle was  concerned with answers. o Plato   philosophical  o Aristotle   person of practice (mature man) c. Ethics humans can only be happy by learning to live well     o *Aristotle, like Plato, saw the soul as the source of life—it is capable  of generating 3 types of life Irrational 2. appetitive: the life of sense perception 3. calculative: the life of reason Rational o Greatest happiness is found in rational Purpose of politics is to reach potential happiness
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course POL 201 taught by Professor Danoff during the Fall '09 term at Miami University.

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