Politics by aristotle written 350 bce translated by benjamin jowett table of contents book one part i every state is a community of some kind and every community is established with a view to some good for mankind always act in order to obtain that which they think good. Aristotle b 384 d 322 bce was a greek philosopher logician and scientist along with his teacher plato aristotle is generally regarded as one of the most influential ancient thinkers in a number of philosophical fields including political theory. Aristotle politics in his nicomachean ethics aristotle 384 322 bce describes the happy life intended for man by nature as one lived in accordance with virtue and in his politics he describes the role that politics and the political community must play in bringing about the virtuous life in the citizenry the politics also provides analysis of the kinds of political community that . In politics aristotle theorized that in a perfect world a monarchy would be a benevolent dictatorship an aristocracy would be rule by the virtuous and democracy would be rule by the people but because of human frailty monarchy actually becomes tyranny aristocracy actually becomes oligarchy and pure democracy actually becomes mob rule
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