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PHILOSOPHY – Aristotle
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PHILOSOPHY – Aristotle

Aristotle was born around 384 BC in the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia where his father was the royal doctor. He grew up to be arguably the most influential philosopher ever, with modest nicknames like ‘the master’ and simply ‘the

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Was Democracy Really Born in Ancient Athens?
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Was Democracy Really Born in Ancient Athens?

Ancient Athens is often hailed as the home of democracy by politicians, journalists and academics alike, yet how accurate is this statement? Irrespective of how democratic you think many modern democracies actually are, given the power held by special interest

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Plato and Aristotle: Crash Course History of Science #3
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Plato and Aristotle: Crash Course History of Science #3

Pop quiz: are you a Platonist or an Aristotelian? An idealist or an empiricist? Do you think up neat rules to describe the universe and then try to fit data into your theory? Or do you observe the world and

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The Persians & Greeks: Crash Course World History #5
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The Persians & Greeks: Crash Course World History #5

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History, and today we’re going to do some legitimate comp. civ., for those of you into that kind of thing. Stan, I can’t help but feel that we have perhaps too

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16. Athenian Democracy (cont.)
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16. Athenian Democracy (cont.)

Professor Donald Kagan: I was trying to describe to you how the Athenian democracy in its full form, after the reforms that were instituted by Pericles, after the death of Ephialtes, how that system worked and I had described what

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MAN IS BY NATURE A POLITICAL ANIMAL
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MAN IS BY NATURE A POLITICAL ANIMAL

MAN IS BY NATURE A POLITICAL ANIMAL. ARISTOTLE (384–322 BCE). People come together to form households, households to form villages, and villages to form cities. The purpose of our lives is to lead a “good life.” We have developed ways

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7. The Mixed Regime and the Rule of Law: Aristotle’s Politics, I, III
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7. The Mixed Regime and the Rule of Law: Aristotle’s Politics, I, III

Professor Steven Smith: I’ve always been told that any serious introduction to political philosophy has to start with a big piece of Plato. We’ve made some effort to do that. Now, we have to move on. So we move to

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