Aristotle and Democracy Mann, Scott en_US 2019-07-04T05:02:38Z 2019-07-04T05:02:38Z 2019
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dc.description.abstract This paper looks at Aristotle's Politics from the perspective of contemporary political, social and economic problems and possibilities. A focus upon Aristotle's defence of slavery highlights the fact that while contemporary liberal political ideas of human rights challenge Aristotelian-type defences of sexism and racism, such ideas fail to address hierarchical and exploitative class-structured political and economic relations — still justified in the same way in which Aristotle justifies slavery. Consideration of the Politics is of particular contemporary relevance because of the ways in which it correctly highlights problems of unregulated markets and banking operations, unrestricted pursuit of profit and the dangers of rule by a rich minority, which has reached its apogee today, after four decades of neoliberalism. And because of the ways in which it points towards possible radical democratic reforms in the future. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mann, S 2019, Aristotle and Democracy', Journal of Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) — Special Issue, pp. 53-70. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1039-2831
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand en_US
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dc.subject Aristotle en_US
dc.subject Politics en_US
dc.subject Society structure en_US
dc.subject Patriarchy en_US
dc.subject Slavery en_US
dc.title Aristotle and Democracy en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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