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|Aristotle's Politics is a treatise on the subject of political science and government and is considered to be one of the greatest works on the subject from classical antiquity.|
|Such a man may truly be deemed a God among men.59 You will not be surprised |
to hear that in my present excited ... that anyone who can survive or flourish
without the polis is either a beast or a god: "[M]an is by nature a political animal.
|... writing Coriolanus Shakespeare may have had in mind, as perhaps also in |
Timon, the well-known Aristotelian dictum that a solitary man was either a beast
or a god. Certainly Coriolanus is repeatedly described in non-human terms, and
|... the polis was either a beast or a god. (Think of the Athenian who voted for the |
ostracism of Aristides because he was sick of hearing Aristides called 'the Just'.)
The world that Alexander made was not the end of the polis but its fulfilment.
|To Aristotle's remark at the beginning of the Politics: 'That man who lives outside |
the city must be either a beast or a god', Nietzsche riposted: 'leaving out the third
case: one must be both - a philosopher (Twilight of the Idols, 'Maxims and ...
|Aristotle remarked that whoever could live outside the polis — the city, or the civic |
relationship or the community of citizens - was either a beast or a god. Although
both the Greek city states and the Roman Republic were destroyed, the memory
|If, as we have shown, public power is founded upon natural law, and if natural |
law acknowledges God as its only author ... in society, or who has no need
because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god' (Politics
Ivo Andrić, Radmila Jovanović Gorup - 2009 - Preview
|The man who is isolated — who is unable to share in the benefits of political |
association, or has no need to share because he is already self-sufficient — is no
part of the polis, and must therefore be "either a beast or a god."6 One of those
|Aristotle said truly that such a being must be "either a beast or a god."1 Such a |
being could have no ideal self. He must either have realized his ideal like a god,
or have no ideal to realize like a beasb For our ideal self finds its embodiment in
|In a class of mine a few years ago, a student replied to Aristotle's challenge by |
stating that being either a beast or a God sounded pretty good to him! An
amusing comment, but nevertheless indicative of a widespread cynicism that
exists about ...