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The Politics, by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, is one of the most influential texts in political philosophy. In it, Aristotle explores the role that the political community should play in developing the virtue of its citizens. One of his central ideas is that "Man is a political animal," meaning that people can only become virtuous by active participation in the political community. Aristotle also criticizes his teacher Plato, classifies and evaluates six different types of constitutions and political institutions, and describes his vision of the ideal state. Aristotle's views on women and slavery are unenlightened by today's standards, but his work remains enduring and relevant to this day.

The Politics, by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, is one of the most influential texts in political philosophy. In it, Aristotle explores the role that the political community should play in developing the virtue of its citizens. One of his central ideas is that "Man is a political animal," meaning that people can only become virtuous by active participation in the political community. Aristotle also criticizes his teacher Plato, classifies and evaluates six different types of constitutions and political institutions, and describes his vision of the ideal state. Aristotle's views on women and slavery are unenlightened by today's standards, but his work remains enduring and relevant to this day.
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The Politics, by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, is one of the most influential texts in political philosophy. In it, Aristotle explores the role that the political community should play in developing the virtue of its citizens. One of his central ideas is that "Man is a political animal," meaning that people can only become virtuous by active participation in the political community. Aristotle also criticizes his teacher Plato, classifies and evaluates six different types of constitutions and political institutions, and describes his vision of the ideal state. Aristotle's views on women and slavery are unenlightened by today's standards, but his work remains enduring and relevant to this day.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h 15m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

20:34