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Politics: Politics is the process of making decisions in groups. It is about how people come together to allocate resources, settle disputes, and make choices about how to live together. See also Democracy, Society.
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Avicenna on Politics - Dictionary of Arguments

Höffe I 131
Politics/Avicenna/Höffe: In political thinking, which is contained in his summa, Avicenna is quite orthodox. While he emphasizes the importance of partnership, law
Höffe I 132
and justice, he advocates a redistribution of wealth and an adaptable legal system. In the provisions on marriage and divorce, penalties and taxes, however, he follows the religious laws;
Rule: The caliph is considered to have universal jurisdiction; wars are to be waged against the enemies of the right doctrine; the property of the defeated falls to the victor.
Slavery: With Aristotle there are [for Avicenna] "slaves by nature", under which, amazingly concretely, all "Negroes and Turks" fall.
HöffeVsBloch: Such statements raise doubts about Ernst Bloch's attempt to count Avicenna among the Aristotelian Left.
VsAvicenna/Höffe: Avicenna's teaching of philosophy and Islamic theology has met with fierce criticism from both philosophers and theologians. The probably greatest theologian of Islam, >al-Gazali (Algazel, 1058-1111) raises the sharpest contradiction.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
Geschichte des politischen Denkens München 2016

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