Single Idea 2830

[catalogued under 25. Society / C. Social Justice / 3. Social Equality / a. Grounds of equality]

Full Idea

Virtue is the definitive principle of aristocracy, as wealth is of oligarchy, and freedom of democracy. …each of these is grounds for claiming equality.

Gist of Idea

We can claim an equal right to aristocratic virtue, as well as to wealth or freedom


Aristotle (Politics [c.332 BCE], 1294a11)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Politics', ed/tr. Sinclair,T.A. /Saunders,T. [Penguin 1992], p.260