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Aristotle discusses the ideal state and citizens In his ideal state Aristotle states about the features of citizens and answers the question of who sould be citizen The concept of citizen is very important in his ideal state because according to Aristotle citizens have the fullest sovereign power and it would be ridiculous to deny their participation in Aristoles inspiration is from biology It depends on teleology Teleology is about purposefullnessEverything has a purpose So the form of the citizen is like that Aristotle argues that citizens have a common purpose for the stability of association because they are the According to Aristotle a citizen is one who participates in giving judgement and holding office For citizens membership on juries has no limitation or to be a member of an assembly But there is no agreement as what constitutes a citizen generally The citizens will necessarily vary according to the constitution In a democracy the all poor people could be citizens however in an oligarchy the rich people are going to be citizens It means in an oligarchy only rich people will Aristotle states that resident foreigners and slaves are not citizens Because citizens are a particular class of men the others slaves foreigners workers dont have the function of ruling and being ruled according to Aristotle Therefore the occupations of others are different from the citizensAristotle makes discrimination in society Many people couldnt have right to be citizens because of their occupations or Aristotle argues some virtues about the citizens and rulers At first he states that the virtue of the citizen must be in relation with the constitution There are many types of constitutions In each constitution there are different virtues For instance in Aristocracy courage is the main virtue but in monarchy wisdom is the main virtue So it is hard to explain certain virtues for citizens With the consideration of circumstances we can say some virtues for citizens But
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