Chapter 34. Aristotle on the Ideal Constitution

  1. Georgios Anagnostopoulos Professor
  1. Fred D. Miller Jr. Professor Executive Director

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch34

A Companion to Aristotle

A Companion to Aristotle

How to Cite

Miller, F. D. (2009) Aristotle on the Ideal Constitution, in A Companion to Aristotle (ed G. Anagnostopoulos), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch34

Editor Information

  1. University of California, San Diego, USA

Author Information

  1. Bowling Green State University, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122238

Online ISBN: 9781444305661



  • Aristotle and ideal constitution;
  • problems concerning Aristotle's ideal constitution;
  • ideal theory and political practice;
  • criticisms of previous ideal constitutions;
  • communism;
  • happiness of whole city-state;
  • philosopher-kings;
  • critique of Plato's laws;
  • Aristotle's ideal state


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Problems Concerning Aristotle's Ideal Constitution

  • Ideal Theory and Political Practice

  • Criticisms of Previous Ideal Constitutions

  • Aristotle's Ideal State

  • Aristotle Legacy to Ideal Theory

  • Note

  • Bibliography