Aristotle’s Theories of Politics

In his view of politics, Aristotle saw politics as a scientific study that is demanding to politicians like the way medical science might be of concern to physicians or medicine practitioners (Aristotle, and David, 321). He argues that just as people acknowledge doctors or health workers as experts at demanding and persuading patients, the same goes for politicians whose primary objective is to persuade the masses into learning and agreeing with their ideas. Aristotle further argues that politicians frame and make the appropriate constitution for their respective nations. As for them once the constitution is in place, they take the necessary actions in maintaining the same laws and every time that they wish, they introduce reforms that slow down expansion which will eventually lead to a disturbance in the entire political system. As for this essay, it will involve the discussion over Aristotle’s stand on politics with a clear indication of how he understands politics based on the three modes of persuasion that are; Ethos, Pathos, and Logos.
In his political views, Aristotle on many occasions associates the politician with the craftsman. When compared, politics is a form of applied knowledge while craftsmanship is a form of creative knowledge, making his comparison inaccurate. In making his comparison, Aristotle is implying the rhetorical persuasion of ethos that politicians are trying to use in the eyes of electorates. They pretend to be honest, like a craftsman might be honest whenever you intend to assign him any duty. Honesty for politicians, is the production, operation and maintaining a legal system according to a universal principle. Through this, the people can receive justice, which in many occasions just frequently benefits the same politicians at the expense of the citizens who are the majority. Consequently, Aristotle was aware of the deceiving acts portrayed by the politicians at the time. In order to explain change in t…

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