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Aristotle’s Biological Justification of Slavery in Politics I

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From the journal Rhizomata


In this paper it is argued that, in Politics I, Aristotle uses the method of his biological investigations and nine principles regarding causation and the working of nature known from his physics, psychology, and biology to demonstrate that the barbarians are natural slaves. His procedure is in line with his general way of thinking.


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