"Aristotle’s Politics"

The Greek philospher Aristotle (384 - 322 BC) was a student of Plato (c.427 BC – c.347 BC). Both men, along with Plato’s teacher Socrates (c.469 BC – 399 BC), are considered to be founding fathers of Western philosphy.


As teacher of Alexander the Great (356 BC – 323 BC), Aristotle directly shaped the mind of one of the foremost figures of history, and his works continue to influence modern thinking. Aristotle addressed the individual in his many works on the subject of ethics, and he addressed the city, which he considered to be a natural community, in his work Politics.