Aristotle on the Senses of Nature and the Naturalness of the City

A Metaphysical Reading of Pol. 1252a24-1253a3

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Abstract

This article defends Aristotle’s core argument for the naturalness of the city by offering a reconstruction of the connection and a demonstration of the consistency between this argument and its metaphysical foundation. The author argues that the city is natural in a strictly Aristotelian sense since its moving and final causes are intertwined in man’s evolving desire for good life and its historical satisfaction.

Mnemosyne

A Journal of Classical Studies

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