The Politics of Aristotle - Book 3: Chapter 2, Kingship Summary & Analysis

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Book 3: Chapter 2, Kingship Summary and Analysis

Although the majority of writings in these sections focus upon kingship, Aristotle actually begins the second half of the third book with an inspection of justice. In this earliest work Aristotle stands in agreement with his teacher and predecessor Plato. He first addresses justice in relation to constitution. Below is a brief schema of how this works.

A correct constitution is conducive to the creation and implementation of just laws.

a) the creation of just laws

+b) just laws put into writing &/or implemented

+c) just judicial system

+d) just constitution

+e) proper virtues

+f) people behaving within the sphere of those virtues

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= Justice in action within a just society

Next, the philosopher tackles one of the thornier issues. Given that it is only in corrupt governments that there will be too many who view themselves as...

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