Aristotle's paradox of monarchy and the biographical tradition
Scholarly controversies over Aristotle's ‘paradox of monarchy’ may be partially resolved by examining the biographical evidence of Aristotle's involvement in Macedonian politics. This evidence suggests Aristotle worked as an agent of Macedon in Athens, and his statements on monarchy were intentionally contradictory due to his own dangerous and ambiguous political status in Athens.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Assistant Professor, Department of Government, State University of New York, New Paltz, NY 12561. Email:[email protected]
Publication date: 01 April 1998