Philosophy 200 - 11.1 Historical Perspectives on Government

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Explain the connection between Aristotle’s theory of virtue and political philosophy.
  • Compare views of a just society across cultures.

As political philosophies emerged in different cultures, their followers adopted notions of ideal societies and systems of government. This section examines the ideas of Aristotle and Plato in ancient Greece, Mozi in ancient China, and Al-Farabi in the early Islamic world.

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The content of this course has been taken from the free Philosophy textbook by Openstax