Submission Title

Native Americans and Aristotle's Notion of Patria

Session Number

SS8B

Location

Weyerhaeuser 304

Abstract Number

SS8B-j

Abstract

The indigenous people of the early Americas exemplify the best aspects of Aristotle’s notion of patria, or “fatherland.” By looking to the people of the first nations, we might better understand what Aristotle had in mind. His idea is good, but if we want to avoid misunderstanding him, we should look to the way of life of early Native Americans. Such insights might help the modern U.S. democracy learn to be more inclusive and environmentally conscientious.

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Native Americans and Aristotle's Notion of Patria

Weyerhaeuser 304

The indigenous people of the early Americas exemplify the best aspects of Aristotle’s notion of patria, or “fatherland.” By looking to the people of the first nations, we might better understand what Aristotle had in mind. His idea is good, but if we want to avoid misunderstanding him, we should look to the way of life of early Native Americans. Such insights might help the modern U.S. democracy learn to be more inclusive and environmentally conscientious.