Aristotle

Monarchy and Aristocracy

Key Facts About Aristotle

-Aristotle was a Greek philosopher during the fourth century B.C. but whose works have had a strong influence on contemporary ideas about ethics, morality and politics.

-Aristotle's father was a physician at the royal court of Macedonia, died while he was young.

-King Philip of Macedonia asked Aristotle to tutor his son, Alexander who later on became Alexander the Great.

-Aristotle believed that people were not born morally good but learn how to later on in life.

Basic Beliefs

-Aristotle believed that monarchy and aristocracy are good forms of government as long as the rulers are virtuous if not they are dangerous and negative.

-Aristotle considered monarchy a true form of government, but said it could turn into a tyranny.

-He also believed that a democracy caused competition between the classes, and it was vulnerable to leaders ruling by emotion rather than strict adherence to the law.

What I think of Aristotle's ideal government

I thought Aristotle's ideal government is not fair because the people do not get a say in the laws. He had many different opinions on each government branch and it seemed like he did not agree with any.

Quotes by Aristotle

"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet."

"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."