Aristotle

The Rule of Law v. The Rule of Men—Aristotle

DABBLING IN THE CLASSICS, ARISTOTLE Therefore he who bids the law rule may be deemed to bid God and Reason alone rule, but he who...

Aristotle on the Rule of Law v. Rule of Men

Dabbling in the Classics, Aristotle Aristotle warned of the dangers that arise when a government of laws is corrupted by a government of men. In...

Aristotle: Injustice is more dangerous when armed

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Aristotle Man, when perfected, is the best of animals; but when isolated he is the worst of all; for injustice...

On The Education Of Youth In Music: Rhythms, Modes, Melodies

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Eight, Part 7, 350 B.C.E. We have also to consider rhythms and modes, and their use in education....

More On The Education Of Youth In Music

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Eight, Part 6, 350 B.C.E. And now we have to determine the question which has been already raised,...

On The Education Of Youth In Music

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Eight, Part 5, 350 B.C.E. Concerning music there are some questions which we have already raised; these we...

On The Physical And Gymnastic Education Of Youth

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Eight, Part 4, 350 B.C.E. Of those states which in our own day seem to take the greatest...

On The Liberal Education Of Youth

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Eight, Part 3, 350 B.C.E. The customary branches of education are in number four; they are- (1) reading...

The Education Of Youth And What Should Be Taught

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Eight, Part 2, 350 B.C.E. That education should be regulated by law and should be an affair of...

The Education Of The Youth

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Eight, Part 1, 350 B.C.E. No one will doubt that the legislator should direct his attention above all...

The Hardy Rearing Of Children

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Seven, Part 17, 350 B.C.E. After the children have been born, the manner of rearing them may be...

Of Marriage And The Rearing Of Children

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Seven, Part 16, 350 B.C.E. Since the legislator should begin by considering how the frames of the children...

Of The End Of Individuals And Of States

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Seven, Part 15, 350 B.C.E. Since the end of individuals and of states is the same, the end...

Rulers And Subjects; Governors And Governed

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Seven, Part 14, 350 B.C.E. Since every political society is composed of rulers and subjects let us consider...

The Purpose Of Government And The Right Means To Achieve It

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Seven, Part 13, 350 B.C.E. Returning to the constitution itself, let us seek to determine out of what...

Of The Placement Of Agora's And Common Tables

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Seven, Part 12, 350 B.C.E. As the walls are to be divided by guardhouses and towers built at...

Of The Placement Of Agora’s And Common Tables

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Seven, Part 12, 350 B.C.E. As the walls are to be divided by guardhouses and towers built at...

Cities And Their Necessary Qualities

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Seven, Part 11, 350 B.C.E. We have already said that the city should be open to the land...

The Class Of Husbandmen In The State

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Seven, Part 10, 350 B.C.E. It is not a new or recent discovery of political philosophers that the...

Occupations Necessary To The State

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Seven, Part 9, 350 B.C.E. Having determined these points, we have in the next place to consider whether...

The Indispensable Parts Of A State

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Seven, Part 8, 350 B.C.E. As in other natural compounds the conditions of a composite whole are not...

Aristotle and a Synoptic Philosophy

By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. The word "synoptic" comes to us from the Greek "sunoprikos," which means "seeing the whole together" or "taking a comprehensive view."...

The Qualities That Make For A Good Citizen

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Seven, Part 7, 350 B.C.E. Having spoken of the number of the citizens, we will proceed to speak...

The State And The Sea

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Seven, Part 6, 350 B.C.E. Whether a communication with the sea is beneficial to a well-ordered state or...

The Size And Scope Of The Territory In An Ideal State

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Seven, Part 5, 350 B.C.E. Much the same principle will apply to the territory of the state: every...

What Should Be The Condition Of The Ideal State

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Seven, Part 4, 350 B.C.E. Thus far by way of introduction. In what has preceded I have discussed...

Virtue: Its Acquisition And Practice

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Seven, Part 3, 350 B.C.E. Let us now address those who, while they agree that the life of...

Of The Well-Being Of Individuals And States

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Seven, Part 2, 350 B.C.E. There remains to be discussed the question whether the happiness of the individual...

The Best Life For Individuals And States Is That Of Virtue

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Seven, Part 1, 350 B.C.E. He who would duly inquire about the best form of a state ought...

Offices In Oligarchies, Aristocracies, And Democracies

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Six, Part 8, 350 B.C.E. Next in order follows the right distribution of offices, their number, their nature,...