Single Idea 2973

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

Full Idea

If we wish to investigate the best constitution appropriately, we must first decide what is the most desirable life.

Gist of Idea

We must decide the most desirable human life before designing a constitution

Source

Aristotle (Politics [c.332 BCE], 1323a14)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Politics', ed/tr. Sinclair,T.A. /Saunders,T. [Penguin 1992], p.391