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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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Plato on Politics - Dictionary of Arguments

Höffe I 38
Politics/Platon/Höffe: While we (...) when we think of a politician or statesman as a field of activity, Plato places value on a certain knowledge. For him, "politician" means who, in contrast to the "sophists and jugglers", has the êpistemê politikê, i.e. a political science.
Episteme politike/knowledge/Plato: This is neither an empirical political science nor a politics-related experience of life, neither the political wisdom nor the knowledge of a historian. Focused on the (normative) foundations of a polity, Plato's political science is a normative theory of the state which, similar to the politeia, enables the person who controls it to lead the state in a concrete way. It consists in a kind of integration knowledge which, according to Plato's image of the "royal weaving art", is able to "weave together" all knowledge relevant to the common good.(1)
, >Polis/Plato, >Governance/Plato.

1. politicos, 305e

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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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