Chapter 36. Education and the State

  1. Georgios Anagnostopoulos Professor
  1. Richard Stalley Professor

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch36

A Companion to Aristotle

A Companion to Aristotle

How to Cite

Stalley, R. (2009) Education and the State, in A Companion to Aristotle (ed G. Anagnostopoulos), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch36

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  1. University of California, San Diego, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Glasgow, UK

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122238

Online ISBN: 9781444305661



  • banausic occupations;
  • diagogē (a life of leisure);
  • education and the state;
  • human good consists in virtuous activity - open to different interpretations;
  • early Platonic phase in Aristotle's thought;
  • “idealism” - closely connected with Aristotle's ethical and political thought;
  • Aristotle's Politics - “banausics” (cannot be citizens in a well-ordered city)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Notes

  • Bibliography