What are the main implicit and explicit arguments theorizing citizenship in Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Politics? In the first two-thirds of the paper, offer a careful reading of the texts that reconstructs these views—note any major similarities and differences and draw appropriate conceptual distinctions.
In the final part of the paper, make an argument about whose philosophy of citizenship you find more persuasive and why. Book Quotes from Classics of Moral and Political Theory, Fifth Edition, ed. Michael Morgan (Hackett) [CMPT]