Compare Plato and Aristotle on democracy, outlining the strengths and weaknesses of democracy for each.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 5:53 pm ad1c9bdddf
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 ...
The solution is a discussion of Plato and Aristotle's ideas on democracy - its flaws and virtues.