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Catharsis: The Power of Music in Aristotle’s Politics

Andrew Ford

in Music and the Muses: The Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242399
eISBN:
9780191714078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242399.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter focuses on book 8 of Aristotle's Politics and its discussion of mousike in education or paideia. It argues that in this context we should understand the term in the strict sense of music ... More


Naturalism in Aristotle’s Politics

Sylvia Berryman

in Aristotle on the Sources of the Ethical Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198835004
eISBN:
9780191876561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835004.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The use of substantive appeals to human nature to justify slavery and the subordination of women, as well as to argue for the polis as the ideal form of political organization, are prominent features ... More


Aristotle: Democracy and Political Science

Delba Winthrop

Harvey C. Mansfield (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226553542
eISBN:
9780226553689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226553689.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In our time democracy is seen as the best or even the only legitimate form of government, and not in need of defense. Delba Winthrop in this posthumous publication takes up the challenge of ... More


Aristotle and the Race Course

Dominic Scott

in Levels of Argument: A Comparative Study of Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199249640
eISBN:
9780191799877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249640.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter argues that Aristotle, like Plato, conceived of his inquiry as a methodological circuit. For Aristotle, this meant proceeding from starting points that include the moral intuitions of ... More


Judging Self and Others: On the Political Theory of Reflexive Individualism

Étienne Balibar

in Citizen Subject: Foundations for Philosophical Anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273607
eISBN:
9780823273652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273607.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter attempts another rereading of classical texts in order to rethink the question of “responsibility” for actions as an agency of the individualization of the subject, and next to ... More


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