PLSC 114 - Lecture 8 - The Mixed Regime and the Rule of Law: Aristotle, Politics, IV

Lecture 8 - The Mixed Regime and the Rule of Law: Aristotle, Politics, IV

Overview

The lecture discusses Aristotle's comparative politics with a special emphasis on the idea of the regime, as expressed in books III through VI in Politics. A regime, in the context of this major work, refers to both the formal enumeration of rights and duties within a community as well as to the distinctive customs, manners, moral dispositions and sentiments of that community. Aristotle asserts that it is precisely the regime that gives a people and a city their identity.

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, IV

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