Chapter 7. Aristotle's Political Thought

  1. Ryan K. Balot

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774618.ch7

Greek Political Thought

Greek Political Thought

How to Cite

Balot, R. K. (2006) Aristotle's Political Thought, in Greek Political Thought, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774618.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405100298

Online ISBN: 9780470774618



  • platonic classification;
  • political health;
  • citizenry;
  • civic conflict;
  • human communities


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Civic Conflict, Emotion, and Injustice: Observing the Polis as It Is

  • Exploring What Ought To Be: Aristotle's Naturalism

  • Aristotle on the Good Life

  • Nature in the Politics

  • Aristotle on Slavery

  • Polis and Citizenship in General

  • Aristotle's Best Polis

  • Political Possibilities in Existing Cities

  • The Best Constitution in Relation to Existing Conditions

  • Classification of Constitutions

  • The Power of the Masses

  • Conclusion