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Political Science
Christopher Anderson

PO110 Sept 13, 2012 The Evolution of Political Science -politics and human society are deeply linked through history -Greek Philosophers thought systematically about politics, tested the theory, etc Aristotle -wrote “Politics” --you are politics, an extension of --searched for the ideal form ie. Political ideal form—how to govern and self govern perfectly -how to find the good life --decipher your own actions --fulfill potential --all aspects of life intersect with politics --he lived surrounded by war and instability -Athens was attacked --war doesn’t lead to human fulfillment --collected possible political constitutions of surrounding areas (158) -to determine the best, divided them into categories and defined from there -possibly democracy- everyone is included and fairly/ justly represented but he saw that as highly chaotic - first believed in an enlightened monarch but found they always lose the sense of common purpose, becoming tyrants -Aristocracy- few people governing everyone for everyone slides into an oligarchy- ruling for themselves -polity seems to navigate change because even when some people become tyrants enough other s are there to counteract the shift (this was best) -he wanted politics to be more scientific Methodology -people can test, check your findings to confirm or alter the findings -politics always have moral ideals -a better way of doing things -the good lif
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