Submission Title

Aristotle and Ethos

Session Number

SS8A

Location

Weyerhaeuser 304

Abstract Number

SS8A-e

Abstract

Aristotle’s ethos, or “character” (also art of living) has never ceased to be an important factor when discussing the character of our elected officials, but current world politics seems to be lacking the microscope through which we once examined the ethos of our modern day politicians.

More and more we're seeing a polarization of political beliefs, and more often than not those polarized parties elect individuals who are themselves polarized. I believe we need to re-examine our understanding of ethos through Aristotle’s microscope before we can advance our expectations of politics.

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Aristotle and Ethos

Weyerhaeuser 304

Aristotle’s ethos, or “character” (also art of living) has never ceased to be an important factor when discussing the character of our elected officials, but current world politics seems to be lacking the microscope through which we once examined the ethos of our modern day politicians.

More and more we're seeing a polarization of political beliefs, and more often than not those polarized parties elect individuals who are themselves polarized. I believe we need to re-examine our understanding of ethos through Aristotle’s microscope before we can advance our expectations of politics.