His influence and that of his best pupil aristotle were such that it was not until the 18th century that democracy's fortunes began seriously to revive, and the form of democracy that was then. For aristotle, the polity, the ideal democracy, met this criteria — it allowed for the development of virtues that support the common interest, and limited the emphasis on wealth, allowing for the development of a desirable middle class. Aristotle, plato, and socrates: ancient greek perspectives on experiential learning paul stonehouse, pete allison, and david carr the intention of this paper is to briefly sketch several of.
With reference to rhetoric what is the difference between cultures with a hierarchy vs cultures with a democracy in terms of audience analyses how did plato and aristotle differ plato believed that rhetoric would enable a speaker to reach all in the audience at an individual levelaristotle believed that the speaker should aim his. Greek philosophers have paved the way to the fundamental basis of science, philosophy, and politics the most notable figures that have contributed to the structure of early democracy and guidelines for natural laws that humans concur to are plato and aristotle. Appraisal for democracy by plato, aristotle and thucydides 1743 words | 7 pages in general, we can think of and consider democracy as a system or a structure of government made up of four key pillars.
Plato / aristotle: the debate of the ancients (aristocracy vs democracy) the question of the best government is at the heart of the political thinking of the two philosophers several dialogues of plato ( the republic or the statesman ) and aristotle ( politics ) address the issue in depth. In his politics, aristotle divides government into 6 kinds, 3 good and 3 badthe good forms are monarchy, aristocracy, and polity, while the bad forms are tyranny, oligarchy, and democracyeach of the good forms has the possibility of turning into its bad form - ie, monarchy into tyranny, aristocracy into oligarchy. Appraisal for democracy by plato, aristotle and thucydides plato is one dominant figure in the history of democracy it is important to note, however, that he is in fact pivotal for the crucial questions he asked about democracy. Charlottesville — when it comes to rhetoric, plato was right and aristotle — not so much distilled, aristotle thought rhetoric good for democracy, though his definition of “by the people” was closer to our founding fathers’ intent of only certain people than to today’s more-the-merrier model. Plato, who was aristotle’s mentor, thought otherwise — that rhetoric, or the art of persuasion, in the wrong hands was dangerous and likely to be abused to appeal to people’s base motives.
Plato (c428 - 347 bc) and aristotle (384 - 322 bc) are two of the most influential philosophers in history socrates was also seen as a great philosopher and, as his pupil, plato was greatly influenced by his teachings. Aristotle vs plato comparison aristotle and plato were philosophers in ancient greece who critically studied matters of ethics, science, politics, and more though many more of plato's works survived the centuries, aristotle's contributions have arguably been more influential, particul. As suggested, modern readers will probably find aristotle more sympathetic than plato – he has more time for democracy and stresses the participation of the citizen – together with an emphasis on ‘moderation’ that can appeal. Both thucydides and aristotle have a more positive appraisal of democracy than plato what are the benefits of a democratic constitution according to these two thinkers.
Since plato’s famous prediction that the optimal size of a political unit should be 5040 free citizens, the list of thinkers concerned about state size would include aristotle, montesquieu. Both plato and aristotle believed that democracy is a corrupt form of government because it violates justice of proportionality the idea of proportional justice obtains when we ask who is the most deserving. Aristotle (384-322 bce) was born nearly a generation after the peloponnesian wars during the period when greece was divided between democrats and oligarchs aristotle returned to athens after 334 bce and founded a school, the lyceum, to compete with plato's academy he died just as alexander of.
Plato (/ ˈ p l eɪ t oʊ / greek: πλάτων plátōn, pronounced [plátɔːn] in classical attic 428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 bc) was a philosopher in classical greece and the founder of the academy in athens, the first institution of higher learning in the western worldhe is widely considered the pivotal figure in the development of western philosophy. Plato (437-347) was socrates’ prized student from a wealthy and powerful family, his actual name was aristocles -- plato was a nickname, referring to his broad physique when he was about twenty, he came under socrates’ spell and decided to devote himself to philosophy. It is on this background, that my work “plato’s political theory: a guide to authentic democracy in nigerian political system (a comparative analysis)” brings to the fore all aspects of plato’s political theory with much emphasis on justice for this is simply the summary of his political theory this theory serves as a paradigm. Determining the best form of political association was important to the ancient greek philosophers plato and aristotle, and each of them expressed his opinion in important works such as the republic and politics.
Aristotle also offered suggestions for reforming tyranny according to aristotle, the tyrant “ought to show himself to his subjects in the light, not of a tyrant, but of a steward and king. Prompt: analyze the relationship between equality and democracy in aristotle’s politics and in tocqueville’s democracy in america what types of equality are needed, according to each of the authors, to give rise to democracy, and what types of equality are intrinsically parts of it. Plato’s and aristotle’s understanding of what freedom is really about1 opposition between oligarchy and democracy according to aristotle, for example, a constitution is a democracy when the polis is ruled by a majority of free and poor whereas it is an. Plato (which was a wittness of how the athenean democracy treated his teacher) had openly recomended and admired aristocratic legislations always pointing towards sparta and kreta as model cities aristotle, in this aspect, was in agreeance with his teacher, and remember he was alexander the great's teacher.