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Plato & Aristotle's ideas on Democracy

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Compare Plato and Aristotle on democracy, outlining the strengths and weaknesses of democracy for each.

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Plato and Aristotle on the Strengths and Weaknesses of Democracy

Plato on democracy:

Strengths - Governed by freedom: accordingly, most "colourful" and most varied, allows for flourishing of many kinds of life - including philosophy!

Weaknesses: Second worst form of government, grows out of oligarchy.
Causes a tyrannical man to (eventually) come into existence. Freedom in democracy is really license (thereby conducing to disorder). Lack of discipline ...

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The solution is a discussion of Plato and Aristotle's ideas on democracy - its flaws and virtues.

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