Unformatted text preview: purpose of a just city? Question 2 What are Aristotle’s views of democracy? How do they relate to his claims about inequality? Question 3 Explain the meaning and importance of ONE of the following statements: “The soul rules the body with the authority of a master: reason rules the appetite with the authority of a statesman or a monarch. In this sphere it is clearly natural and beneficial to the body that it should be ruled by the soul, and again it is natural and beneficial to the affective part of the soul that it should be ruled by the reason and the rational part; whereas the equality of the two elements, or their reverse relation, is always detrimental.” (1254b2) “it is true that those who do not share in positions of honour in the city are just like resident aliens.” (1278b34) “it is possible to be a good citizen without possessing the excellence by which one is a good man.” (1276b34)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2012 for the course ER 022 taught by Professor Michaelsandel during the Fall '10 term at Harvard.
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