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As we shall see, Aristotle was far more critical of Sparta than was Rousseau precisely because Sparta failed to cultivate the arts. At the same time, this does not mean that Aristotle would have endorsed the arts as we now know them, for the arts as we now conceive of them have largely been shaped by the ideas of Francis Bacon. ” Bacon’s fateful redeﬁnition of knowledge fundamentally changed the essence and goal of philosophy. ” With Bacon’s reorientation of philosophy, true knowledge is not discovered through barren dialectics seeking formal and ﬁnal causes or “essences,” the discovery of which is but a “forlorn hope,” and which in any event matter little to the fortunes of mankind.
20–21; Ambler, “Aristotle on Nature and Politics,” 390–407; Nichols, Citizens and Statesmen, 19–24. As Jaffa points out, the rule of the best men in the best regime “is the implicit subject of every book” of the Politics (p. 69), which is in stark contrast to Hobbes, who begins his study of nature with the radically defective state of nature. 18. 1254b4–15: 40–41. In the Metaphysics (982b30), Aristotle claims that men are enslaved in many ways. Acquisition and Household Management 23 tiple human beings.
It is unclear in Aristotle’s discussion whether the lack of spiritedness among Asians is the product of nature (in the sense of a physical predisposition or the result of climate) or tyrannical rule or some combination thereof. 24 Aristotle’s Political Economy offspring in the propagation of species. One could say that nature’s alleged failure to fulﬁll its intention represents a peculiar exception to nature’s general course, but this explanation suffers from two defects. First, Aristotle does not repeat this claim in his other works.