Single Idea 2431

[catalogued under 25. Society / B. The State / 1. Purpose of a State]

Full Idea

Observation tells us that every state is an association; and that every state is formed with a view to some good purpose.

Gist of Idea

Every state is an association formed for some good purpose

Source

Aristotle (Politics [c.332 BCE], 1252a01)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Politics', ed/tr. Sinclair,T.A. /Saunders,T. [Penguin 1992], p.54