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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.<
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Ibn Khaldun on Politics - Dictionary of Arguments

Höffe I 134
Politik/Ibn Khaldun/Höffe: Ibn Khaldun explicitly with Aristotle considers the human being as a being that is designed for politics and domination. He sees the beginning in rural, tribal solidarity and modest communities.
Cities: In contrast to rural communities, urban societies represent progress by there cultural richness. However, their habituation to growing prosperity leads to a striving for luxury that carries the seeds of decadence and decay.
Community: This path from a modest community to one that is culturally superior, but dominated by well-being is reminiscent of Plato's Politeia, of its transition from the healthy to the luxuriant polis.
Religion: With regard to religion, Ibn Khaldun explains the two driving forces, political energy and religious zeal, as rival powers.
Politics: The fact that in the course of history the political side has gained the upper hand can be interpreted as desacralization and secularization of communities.

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.
Ibn Khaldun
Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
Geschichte des politischen Denkens München 2016

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