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Aristotelian Freedom

David Keyt.

in The Oxford Handbook of Freedom

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy; Classical Philosophy. 8450 words.

According to Aristotle, the “democratic” freedom treasured by the exponents of ancient Greek democracy has two marks, one personal and one political: (i) to live as one wishes and (ii) to...

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Aristotle on the Love of Friends

Neera K. Badhwar and Russell E. Jones.

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Love

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy. 11408 words.

On Aristotle’s account of philia in the Nicomachean Ethics, friends who love each other because of their virtue rather than their incidental properties are most fully friends, because they...

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Aristotle's <i>Politics</i>

Pierre Pellegrin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle

August 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Classical Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy. 15180 words.

Is there something like an Aristotelian political thought or philosophy? Apparently so: we have a special treatise by Aristotle that takes as its object the consideration of the city (polisnull...

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Plato's Politics

Christopher Bobonich.

in The Oxford Handbook of Plato

August 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Classical Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy. 12287 words.

The dialogues of Plato that are of the most obvious importance for his political philosophy include the Apology, the Crito, the Gorgias, the Laws, the Republic, and the Statesman. Further,...

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The Reception of Aristotle in Antiquity

Andrea Falcon.

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy. 8550 words.

This essay offers an overview of the fortune of Aristotle’s philosophy in antiquity. It argues that the reception of Aristotle can be divided into a Hellenistic and a post-Hellenistic...

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The <i>Republic</i>

Dominic Scott.

in The Oxford Handbook of Plato

August 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Classical Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy. 12010 words.

The Republic happens to be Plato's most important work. The article throws light on Plato's Magnum Opus. The debate rages over the idea of a city; rather an ideal city state comprising...

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