Claudio Pacchiani

La "politeia" come "mixis" in Aristotele

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Aristotle gives two different meanings to the word 'politeia' usually translated as 'constitution'. On the one hand it means every governing society; on the other hand it indicates the right constitution to which democracy corresponds as its deviated form. In this second meaning, 'politeia' is understood as 'mixis', namely a democracy where the power of the 'demos' is counterbalanced and limited by the presence of oligarchic institutions.

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