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Aristotle (384 B.C. - 322 B.C.) - disagreed with teacher, proposed new philosophy. 

Knowledge & Truth are not absolute - like 

Sophists - believed things are relative

Relative - based on experiences 


Plate : “The Republic” 

		The Masses are not smart enough to rule themselves, they need a Philosopher King. Wise, do what is best for people. 

Aristotle: “Politics” 
			  Can’t just know… you must observe (he analyzed 158 city state governments) 

			Came to a few conclusions: Democracy is best for a very small population. Middle sized is better for a republic, oligarchy. Dictator is best for a very large population.