Single Idea 2801

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 7. Status of Reason]

Full Idea

The element that can use its intelligence to look ahead is by nature ruler and master, while that which has the bodily strength to do the actual work is by nature a slave.

Gist of Idea

Intelligence which looks ahead is a natural master, while bodily strength is a natural slave


Aristotle (Politics [c.332 BCE], 1252a30)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Politics', ed/tr. Sinclair,T.A. /Saunders,T. [Penguin 1992], p.57