Ancient Philosophy 26 (2):355-370 (2006)

Thornton Lockwood
Quinnipiac University
My paper argues that the Nicomachean Ethics endorses kingship (basileia) as the best regime (aristê politeia). In order to justify such a claim, I look at Aristotle’s discussion and rankings of regimes throughout the Ethics, specifically, the discussions of regime division in EN VIII.10, the inculcation of virtue in II.1, ethical habituation in X.9, and the “one regime which is best everywhere according to nature” in V.7.
Keywords Ancient Philosophy  Classical Studies  History of Philosophy  Aristotle  Best constitution  Nicomachean Ethics
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ISBN(s) 0740-2007
DOI 10.5840/ancientphil20062627
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