Aristotle on Animals in the Politics

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This article examines the apparently very harsh views on animals that are found in two passages of the Politics. These passages have not received much scholarly attention, but they have regularly been invoked by defenders of animal rights. In this article it is argued that an interpretation of these passages demands close scrutiny of the context, and furthermore that they must be taken into consideration along with the psychological and the biological writings if Aristotle's views on animals are to be convincingly established.
Original languageEnglish
JournalClassica & Mediaevalia
Issue number2006/vol. 57
Pages (from-to)49-66
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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