Lesson 2: The Pre-political
- 1. Aristotle's Politics I.3-13
- 2. Philosophy of Democratic Government, chap 1: 1-35
B. WRITING ASSIGNMENT (3 page paper on one of the following)
- 1. What is distinctive about political rule as distinct from forms of household rule?
- 2. In what sense is the husband and wife relationship like "political" rule?
- 3. What is Aristotle's position on slavery?
- 4. Evaluate Simon's argument that authority is an essential function of government.