Book cover art for Politics by Aristotle



Date of Birth
384 BCE
Date of Death
322 BCE
Known For
Politics, Nicomachean Ethics

Aristotle describes politics as the “master science of the good”: a collective deliberation about what the goals and aims of communities and individuals should be and what the good life is. In this work, Aristotle explores this master science by examining the nature of political communities, citizenship, and constitutions.