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Plato and Aristotle’s Proposals for the Best Social Order

Introduction

This course explores the political philosophies of Plato and Aristotle, focusing on their proposals for the best social order, the role of education, the concept of the 'philosopher king', and their influence on later political thinkers.

What you will learn

Gain a deep understanding of the political theories of Plato and Aristotle, and their impact on Western political thought, while developing critical thinking and analytical skills.

Course program

The Historical Context of Ancient Greece and Its Impact on Political Thought
The Role of Socrates in Shaping Plato's Political Philosophy
Plato's Proposals for the Best Social Order
Aristotle's Critique of Plato's Ideas and His Proposals for the Best Social Order
The Influence of Plato and Aristotle on Later Political Thinkers