Flashcards in Aristotle Quiz Deck (7)
What is man according to Aristotle?
Man is a political animal
What does Aristotle mean by saying we are political animals?
We are not self-sufficient, relational. We desire for order/ We are distinguished from animals by our speech and reason
What is Aristotle’s definition of the state?
Aristotle’s definition of the state is a community of people under a law seeking the common good. It is formed from a family unit and it pursues the highest good.
What is Aristotle’s view of slavery and why?
There are two types of slaves: by law, by nature
What is Aristotle’s definition of a citizen?
A citizen is one who has the power to take part in the deliberative and judicial administration of that state.
Aristotle believed that a good person and a good citizen are the same?
No, a good person has virtue a good citizen has to be loyal to the constitution.