Dissertation > Philosophy, religion > European philosophy > Ancient Philosophy > Greek the slaveholders democracy, prosperity and decline period ( 5th - 4th century) > Idealist philosophical schools > Aristotle (Aristoteles, 384 BC to the first 322 years )

Music education and the city-state politics - Aristotle "political science" eighth volumes of

Author WangYang
Tutor HuangRuiCheng
School Shaanxi Normal University
Course Foreign Philosophy
Keywords Aristotle Politics Music Education City-state Politics
CLC B502.233
Type Master's thesis
Year 2012
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"Politics" is one of the most representative works of the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, and it is the core status in all his works. This political book is structured and discourse eloquent, laid the Western political status for Aristotle. From Aristotle’s political and ideological system started form the city-state politics, rest on the contemplation of music education, we can say the thinking of music education throughout the whole story of the ancient Greek city-state education regulations. Most scholars study the Aristotle’s political outlook from "Politics"This thesis intends to start from the Chapter Eight of "Politics", around of Music Education and the city-state politics to understand Aristotle’s deep hope about politics.The introduction describes the basis of the argument, writing purpose and intended to solve the problem.First chapter expounds Aristotle’s politics form the ideological origins and theoretical foundations, prominent in political science in its doctrine; argues for Aristotle’s "politics" in an important position in his many works; explains the causes and significance of the research topics which I chose this thesis Chapter Eight of the "Politics".Chapter Two of the original wording of the "Politics" expounds the detailed analysis of how the layers of depth to Aristotle discusses the problems of music education one by one, and point out the important position of music education in the city-state politics; analysis of how to teach music as a fulcrum to lead the civic virtue adapt to life with the city-state in this chapter; Finally, the initial relationship between politics and ethics involved as the end of this chapter.Chapter Three of Aristotle’s discourse is on music education, through explaining the retrospective interpretation of music education and political relations to prove what exactly is music education; and then further discussed in the Music Education and the city-state political relations; finally leads to the politics and ethics specific relationship, what is the best system of government, pointed out that the duty of political skill and educated soul.The conclusion is with a brief discussion and summary of politics and ethics of Aristotle.Throughout studying carefully, and analyzing the relationship between music education and politics, we will see that Aristotle’s through careful structure and organization to convey to us the message:the best system of government is shaped by music education the civic virtue of the unity of the polity with the city-state political.

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