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The many of whom none is individually an excellent man nevertheless can when joinedtogether be better-not as individuals but all together-than those who are the best just asdinners contributed by many can be better than those equipped from a singleWhen it came to ruling the city Plato believed that the best ruler would be thephilosopher That person who know what would be best for the citizens and the city as awhole He did not trust the masses He did not think they were capable of deciding whatwas best for themselves Aristotle does not agree with Plato on this subject He believesthat when it comes to judging what is best for the city it is better for many to decide thanPlato believed the person that makes the decisions for the city should be educatedon that matter He believed that educating many people was impossible so in order for acity to be good the most educated persons such as philosophers should rule the city Aristotle believes that even if the masses cannot be educated or virtuous decisions madeby many would be moderate He believed that by having many people it would rule outbad decisions It is more likely for the many to be virtuous than the many to be beasts He believes that is easier for a few to become corrupted than many With only a fewruling they could make bad decisions because something like anger or some otherpassion It is hard for the many to experience this all at one time Plato believes that the person ruling should be well educated This person wouldmake the best decisions for the city What happens if the many want something that isntbest for the city This is one of the greatest dangers in democracy What if the many areto blinded by self-interest as individuals to realize that what they want isnt best for thecity In the US few of us are well educated on music but many of us
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