Submission Title

A Modern Tyrant

Session Number

SS8A

Location

Weyerhaeuser 304

Abstract Number

SS8A-f

Abstract

This paper will be about taking Aristotles' concept of tyranny and applying it in two different ways to the current political system in the United States. By analyzing Aristotles various definitions of tyranny in the Politics, the American electorate could learn a lot about how to better their system to ensure that nothing tyrannical arises in the United States. The first application will be taking three definitions of tyranny that Aristotle gives and exploring their plausibility to arise in the U.S. Those definition will the be definition he gives to what tyranny in democracy is, what tyranny is in an oligarchy, and what an individual tyrant is. The second application of these definitions is to see what the American electorate can learn from them. Once I explore which instances of tyranny could plausibly occur in the U.S. I will explore what this can teach us to ensure that nothing resembling tyranny can come about.

This document is currently not available here.

COinS
 
Apr 23rd, 1:30 PM Apr 23rd, 3:00 PM

A Modern Tyrant

Weyerhaeuser 304

This paper will be about taking Aristotles' concept of tyranny and applying it in two different ways to the current political system in the United States. By analyzing Aristotles various definitions of tyranny in the Politics, the American electorate could learn a lot about how to better their system to ensure that nothing tyrannical arises in the United States. The first application will be taking three definitions of tyranny that Aristotle gives and exploring their plausibility to arise in the U.S. Those definition will the be definition he gives to what tyranny in democracy is, what tyranny is in an oligarchy, and what an individual tyrant is. The second application of these definitions is to see what the American electorate can learn from them. Once I explore which instances of tyranny could plausibly occur in the U.S. I will explore what this can teach us to ensure that nothing resembling tyranny can come about.