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Aristotle on Monarchy

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Is monarchy the best regime, according to Aristotle?

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The solution tackles Aristotles ideas and opinion on monarchy as a form of regime/governance.

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Is monarchy the best regime, according to Aristotle?

Aristotle at times seems to suggest that monarchy is the 'best' regime (see esp. Politics, Book III, 18). However, monarchy is only politically just where human nature is 'deficient' and the community is comprised of unequal persons: only here can one 'best person' or family make a politically just claim to rule. Key here, however, is the notion of political justice: what is politically just is not necessarily absolutely just (justice consisting in equality for equals and inequality for ...

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