Octo 24 - Politics Aristotle Aristotle's Household vs...

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Politics – Aristotle Aristotle’s Household vs Plato’s City in Speech + the Cave Social Constructions of Reality - Constructed v. Created - Alienation vs. Tradgedt - Place of Human Understanding o Aristotle’s rational analysis vs. Plato’s radical critique For Plato and Aristotle – for human bings to understand their place o City in Speech – best of cities come about when fit into their preordained role – City of speech is educational attempt o In Cave – worst of cities when people are frozen in their pre-ordained role Socrates looks at GLaucon and Adamantis and says Glaucon and Adamantis need an education a way of thinking abut poltics, specifically a sense of“power” and using politics Understand relationship between power and justice SO create a city in speech in teach them something about nature of power o MUST keep good of everyone in mind and not turn against the whole (the city) o Need to recognize the temptation that power gives you, need to recognize the tempatiion that
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