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18 February 2012
MAN A SOCIAL ANIMAL
“ἄνθρωπος φύσει πολιτικὸν ζῶιον………‘ο δὲ μὴ δυνάμενος κοινωνεῖν ἢ μηθὲν δεόμενος δι᾽ αὐτάρκειαν….ἢ θηρίον ἢ θεός.”
“Man is by nature a political animal…..He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.”
Aristotle (384-322 BC). Politics. Book 1, 1253a, 2-3 and 27-29.