Single Idea 2833

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

Full Idea

In an oligarchy or a democracy it pays to give equality, or even preference, to those who participate in the constitution less, to the rich in a democracy, to the poor in an oligarchy.

Gist of Idea

Equality is obviously there to help people who do not get priority in the constitution

Source

Aristotle (Politics [c.332 BCE], 1309a27)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Politics', ed/tr. Sinclair,T.A. /Saunders,T. [Penguin 1992], p.328