Chapter 32. The Naturalness of the Polis in Aristotle

  1. Georgios Anagnostopoulos Professor
  1. C. D. C. Reeve

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch32

A Companion to Aristotle

A Companion to Aristotle

How to Cite

Reeve, C. D. C. (2009) The Naturalness of the Polis in Aristotle, in A Companion to Aristotle (ed G. Anagnostopoulos), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch32

Editor Information

  1. University of California, San Diego, USA

Author Information

  1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 30 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122238

Online ISBN: 9781444305661



  • The naturalness of the Polis in Aristotle - natural beings;
  • polis as a natural phenomenon;
  • correct and deviant constitutions;
  • naturalness of the best constitution;
  • happiness (eudaimonia)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Natural Beings

  • The Polis as a Natural Phenomenon

  • Correct and Deviant Constitutions

  • The Naturalness of the Best Constitution

  • Bibliography