Scientific classification and essentialism in the aristotelian typology of constitutions

Kazutaka Inamura*

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This article examines Aristotle’s ideas of scientific classification in his typology of constitutions. In particular, it considers how his theory of biological classification is used in the Politics and how his notion of scientific definition plays a role in developing his political theory. A key idea behind his typology is that different combinations of parts determine different characteristics of their wholes. Within this framework, Aristotle uses a Platonic idea that the influential part of a state determines the nature of a constitution. The article thus illuminates Aristotle’s scientific background for considering how to arrange constitutional elements for good governance.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)196-218
ページ数23
ジャーナルHistory of Political Thought
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出版ステータスPublished - 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 履歴
  • 社会学および政治科学
  • 哲学

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