Single Idea 2821

[catalogued under 25. Society / B. The State / 3. Constitutions]

Full Idea

The names for right constitutions (with their deviations) are monarchy (tyranny), aristocracy (oligarchy), and polity (democracy).

Gist of Idea

The six constitutions are monarchy/tyranny, aristocracy/oligarchy, and polity/democracy

Source

Aristotle (Politics [c.332 BCE], 1279b04)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Politics', ed/tr. Sinclair,T.A. /Saunders,T. [Penguin 1992], p.190