The Athenian Constitution (Illustrated Edition)
Along with Plato and Socrates, Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) is one of the triumvirate of philosophers responsible for the establishment of Western philosophy as it exists today. Socrates, Plato and Aristotle were among the first to refine philosophical thought, and Socrates is credited with devising the Socratic Method as a way to argue and debate points rationally. The Ancient Greek philosophers further stressed the importance of virtue and stoicism, advocating the improvement of ones self through constant learning and knowledge. These teachings and practices formed the foundation for philosophy and psychology as fields of study. One of Aristotles acclaimed works is The Athenian Constitution, which is a history of the Constitution that governed the worlds first democracy in Ancient Athens. In addition to discussing how the Constitution came about, Aristotle explains some the Constitutions important terms and parts as well, and its clear how important Athenian democracy and its rules have been to todays democracies and representative governments. This edition of Aristotles The Athenian Constitution is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and illustrations of Ancient Athens and Aristotle.
- Charles River Editors, January 2012
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