Aristotle asserts his seemingly paradoxical definition of liberty by displaying the importance
choice plays in the process of attaining it. He maintains the prevalence of choice at each step
towards liberty; starting from the choices made by a cit
Aristotle and Machiavelli both defined liberty to be citizens controlling themselves
through their adherence to a communal set of laws and values created by the citizens themselves.
Aristotle asserted that reason and communal decision making led to
a. Definition of virtu: man using his passions in order to achieve his end of wealth.
b. Differs from As definition of virtue because:
b.i. Not cultivated through reasoned discussion(logos) but through using ones
passions. Adhering to temperance