7. The Mixed Regime and the Rule of Law: Aristotle's Politics, I, III

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Introduction to Political Philosophy (PLSC 114)

The lecture begins with an introduction of Aristotle's life and works which constitute thematic treatises on virtually every topic, from biology to ethics to politics. Emphasis is placed on the Politics, in which Aristotle expounds his view on the naturalness of the city and his claim that man is a political animal by nature.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Aristotle: Plato's Adopted Son
12:45 - Chapter 2. Man Is, by Nature, the Political Animal
30:15 - Chapter 3. The Naturalness of Slavery

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses

This course was recorded in Fall 2006.