Il regime degli uomini perfettamente virtuosi: aristocrazia e costituzione ottima nella Politica di Aristotele
The absolutely virtuous men'government: aristocracy and optimum costitution in Aristotle's Politics.
Scholars of aristotelian political philosophy generally agree that the project of the ideal polis of Politics VII – VIII is strictly linked to Ethics. They disagree however on the nature of the constitution outlined. It is broadly accepted that it is a "polity". In this paper I deal with the topic of aristocracy in aristotelian political thought and I show that, throughout Politics, Aristotle never swerved from the idea of aristocracy as the optimal constitution, where the truly virtuous rule. Finally I argue that the ideal polis of Politics VII – VIII, though it is never explicitly thus termed, is an aristocracy.
Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
II (2000) 2
EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Paolo Accattino, "Il regime degli uomini perfettamente virtuosi: aristocrazia e costituzione ottima nella Politica di Aristotele", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, II (2000) 2