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Years Written

c. 335–325 BCE




Political Science

At a Glance

Aristotle's Politics is divided into eight books, each addressing different aspects of governance. The word politics comes from the Greek word polis, the term for the Greek city-state or community. Politics profoundly influenced contemporary politics and set the foundation for current iterations of democracy. Written more than 2,000 years ago, the text outlines different forms of government and addresses the best ways for communities to organize themselves in pursuit of virtue.

Perspective and Narrator

In Politics Aristotle addresses readers in the first person and invites them into dialogue using the first-person plural we.

About the Title

Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle uses the title word politics to include a range of relationships between governments and people.


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