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Aristotle’sPolitics I and the Method of theAnalytics

Manuel Berrón
From the journal Rhizomata


I intend to show that Aristotle follows some of the main guidelines of the Analytics in his investigation about the nature of the city in Politics I. I assume that Pol. I sets out the causes of the city and that the book responds to the four questions presented in APo. II.1. I demonstrate that Aristotle’s methodology follows a φυσικῶς standard. In addition, I assume that dialectic plays a secondary – refutative – role, as opposed to the opinion of Owen (1961) and Barnes (1980) that dialectic was the main methodology applied in practical philosophy.


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