PLSC 114 - Lecture 7 - The Mixed Regime and the Rule of Law: Aristotle, Politics, I, III

Lecture 7 - The Mixed Regime and the Rule of Law: Aristotle, Politics, I, III

Overview

The lecture begins with an introduction of Aristotle's life and works which constitute thematic treatises on virtually every topic, from biology to ethics to politics. Emphasis is placed on the Politics, in which Aristotle expounds his view on the naturalness of the city and his claim that man is a political animal by nature.

Resources

Aristotle, Politics, translated by Benjamin Jowett
Courtesy of the University of Adelaide Library Electronic Texts Collection
http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/a/aristotle/a8po/

Assignment

Aristotle, Politics, I, III

Course Media

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