The Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle was a prolific writer and the father modern science. He also had a thing or two to say about politics and came up with a system of government he called Polity. In this video, we explore what Aristotle’s political views were all about.
This is Episode 04 in the series Ancient Thought on the political science channel Inventing Civilization.
Suggested reference (APA):
Lou, E. [Inventing Civilization]. (2016-02-25). The Politics of Aristotle (video lecture) . Retrieved from http://youtu.be/hRGB8TPqPC8
If this video has sparked your interest in Aristotle and you’d like to know more, you might enjoy reading one or more of the following books:
Newman, W.L. (1887). The Politics of Aristotle: Volume 1 – Introduction to the Politics. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Barker, E. (1906). The Political Thought of Plato and Aristotle. London: Methuen.
Keyt, D. & Miller Jr., F.D. (Eds.). (1991). A Companion to Aristotle’s Politics. Oxford: Blackwell.
C. Lord & O’Connor, D.K. (Eds.). (1991). Essays on the Foundations of Aristotelian Political Science. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
You might also like to visit the website of Stanford University at http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-politics/