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Aristotle

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Which of the following does Aristotle NOT use as an analogy for the relationship between master and slave?

Which of the following does Aristotle consider analogous to the relationship between husband and wife?

Which of the following is a fair Aristotelian criticism of Plato's Republic?

Which of the following philosophers does Aristotle NOT criticize in Book II?

Which of the following is NOT given as a criticism of the Spartan constitution?

Aristotle identifies a city with what?

Which of the following does Aristotle consider a just government?

Which of the following does Aristotle consider an unjust government?

According to Aristotle, what is the end goal of a city?

Which form of government does Aristotle think is best?

Which of the following is the extreme form of oligarchy?

In a politeia, consideration is given to what or whom?

Which of the following is NOT given as a reason for giving preference to the middle class?

Which of the following is NOT one of Aristotle's three elements of government?

What is the main cause of constitutional change?

Which kind of government is most likely to face constitutional change as a result of infighting?

Which of the following qualities does Aristotle NOT list as being important to a good public officer?

Which of the following is NOT given as a recommendation for preserving an evil tyranny?

According to Aristotle, what is the best kind of population for a good democracy?

Which of the following policies does Aristotle recommend for helping the poor?

Which is the highest good?

Which of the following should NOT be undertaken by citizens?

Which of the following is NOT one of the three ways in which a person can be made good?

What is the ideal age gap between men and women in marriage?

Which of the following does Aristotle believe has no practical application?

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The Mere Acquisition of Coin

by readingthegreat, July 25, 2013

Early in book one, Aristotle states, “for mankind always act in order to obtain that which they think good.” The wording of “they think” in his statement implies that humankind seeks “good” based on their subjective definition of the term. If humankind seeks what they think is good, it naturally falls that individuals will seek what they believe to be good for themselves, which then seems to lead naturally to the accumulation of coin because of its ability to bring material comforts.

I want to believe that money does not b... Read more

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