Society Practices in Plato and Aristotles

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Starting with elitism as a basis, they both defined it as the rule of the few who are excellent in ruling. Although both Aristotle and Plato both agree on the definition they had two different beliefs as to what elitism was according to their beliefs. Aristotle believed that those who hold the power in this elitist political system was through a system of hereditary. On the other hand Plato strongly believed the opposite to his teacher, he believed that the rulers had to go through an extensive and exhaustive training and a meticulous selection process to be considered for the role of the true and rightful leader. After seeing elitism we can go into the political philosophy of egalitarianism, which can be defined in very simple terms, People should be treated as equals, should treat one another as equals, should relate as equals, or enjoy an equality of social status of some sort.
Aristotle is seen as the advocate for inequality in his work, but he had the belief, but in Politics the issue of equality comes up various times, he believes that the desire for equality is what ignites conflict, and that the greed of imposing power over equality always wins and that annoyed him. He believes that the city needs to be ruled by those who are alike. Plato in the other hand, believed in equality, but he had a group of people that were…
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