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|The ideal choice for students and scholars alike, this volume provides the reader with more of the resources needed to understand Aristotle's argument than any other edition.|
|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
|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
|Aristotle's familiar claim— that the one who is not in community must be either a |
beast or a god— applies here. Neither a god nor a beast has language. For a
god, everything is known at once; there is no need to learn, and thus no place for
|As the first great empirical political scientist, Aristotle, noted, one who lives |
outside society is either a beast or a god, for surely he cannot be termed a man.
Indeed, the strange tales we have, both apocryphal and true, of wolf children
|One who is incapable of participating or who is in need of nothing through being |
self-sufficient is no part of a city, and so is either a beast or a god. Aristotle Politics
1253a25-30 remain a human outside of it aristotle formulates this by saying ...
|whole. Anyone who cannot form a community with others, or who does not need |
to because he is self-sufficient, is no part of a city-state—he is either a beast or a
god. Hence, though an impulse toward this sort of community exists by nature in ...
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|THE GOOD AND EVIL SHEPHERD Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty, Chicago (i) God |
and Animals The metaphor provided by beasts in myths is often a ... Aristotle
remarked that a man who could not live in society was either a beast or a god.
|It allows man to be "either a beast or a god" (Aristotle, Politics, 1253a29). By |
using his "godlike reason" (4.4.38), man can rise above his nature ("in
apprehension how like a god" [2.2.306]), but in failing to use his reason, he can
sink to the level ...