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Peter K. Hatemi, Rose McDermott - 2011 - 352 pages
|The diversity of methods discussed and variety of issues examined here will make this book of great interest to students and scholars seeking a comprehensive overview of this emerging approach to the study of politics and behavior.|
|This reissue of Robinson's classic volume on Books III and IV of the Politics is brought up-to-date by a new supplementary essay and bibliography.|
|It is not merely that our natural inclinations must be nurtured but that humans |
need to make demands on nature, using their inclinations to call attention to
themselves ... Everyone knows that Aristotle defines man as by nature a political
|To clarify the meaning and necessity of political authority, we need to spell out in |
particular why man, by nature, to use Aristotle's term, is a "political animal." We
accept, perhaps, on the "authority" of Aristotle, that "man is a political animal.
|Origin of the State According to Aristotle the state is to be found in the evolution of |
human nature. He believes that man is by nature a political animal. The State,
according to him, is a natural institution. It is founded on the innate desire of an ...
|social class has a function, it is most likely the case that 'man' the species has its |
own peculiar (or 'proper') function, ... follows that the state belongs to the class of
objects which exist by nature, and [that] man is by nature a political animal' (Pol.
|It appears, however, that man does not become a political animal for supplying |
the defective and defencless condition in which nature left him, but in virtue of his
faculty of speech, for we are assured thus : — " Hence it is evident that the state is
|John Martin Littlejohn. self with all the necessaries of physical life. Animals are |
different; for they are supplied by nature with food for which they work not, fur for
their clothing, teeth and natural weapons with which to defend themselves. If man
|It is such a sense developed to a certain level of abstraction that has made man a |
social and political animal. As Aristotle noted, “Man is by nature a political animal,
” a sentiment echoed by Cicero who said, “inter homines esse,” i.e., human ...