Ancient v modern

Ancient v modern - Dr Chris West Lecture Notes Ancient Man...

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Ancient Man is political by nature (zoon politikon) Virtue proceeds from participation in the political Human potentials are given by nature The quest for the best city through philosophy: the just city 1) this quest defines the limits of politics: reveals moderation 2) the only thing that transcends the city is the speculative/ theoretical 3) this allows us to see that there is indeed a “best regime,” but only in speech 4) (for Augustine grace and revelation tell us that there is a real best regime, even though it is not found here on earth An examination of actual cities and their defects leads to speculation about the best regime Those who do not inquire into the nature of the Good, the best regime, are doomed to be a servant of ideology, a man-made substitute for the best regime A concern for the virtue of the ruler and the ruled: the ordered soul Statecraft comes from an understanding of how an association of more and less virtuous souls can be ordered together and a knowledge of how
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