People Doing People-like things.

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The etymology lead me to Aristotle's Politics . (Kindle 99ยข)

https://books.google.com/books?id=PznsAgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false  in part in Google Books



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  1. politics
  2. to read
  3. human behavior

Comments


Mark de LA says
It is my contention that if you don't like today's politics then you are ignoring the fact the people do the things that people do.  So if you are a member of the universal class of things called people then you are one of them doing what you do.
Onward:



Mark de LA says
I am not sure yet whether Aristotle considered the level of the World (International) when he speaks here.  Also time changes things - look at Greece today!


Mark de LA says
seth 2015-08-08 10:33:48 18663
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It is my contention that if you don't like today's politics then you are ignoring the fact the people do the things that people do.  So if you are a member of the universal class of things called people then you are one of them doing what you do.
... well true, if you are a people, you will do what people do.    We are all trapped in our common human behavior.  Try as you might, but what you do will be what people do, it can not be otherwise. 

Yet things change ... and what people do ... and what you do changes and evolves.  What people do today is not even hardly similar to what they did 2000 years ago.  It is that very going beyond what people do which is the thrust of our human lives.
Nope! nobody is trapped. We are all humans. I'm unclear what you added to what Aristotle & I said, if anything at all.


Mark de LA says
...... 2015-08-09 07:22:26 18663
seth 2015-08-08 21:04:15 18663
...... 2015-08-08 14:38:26 18663
seth 2015-08-08 10:33:48 18663
source: ...

It is my contention that if you don't like today's politics then you are ignoring the fact the people do the things that people do.  So if you are a member of the universal class of things called people then you are one of them doing what you do.
... well true, if you are a people, you will do what people do.    We are all trapped in our common human behavior.  Try as you might, but what you do will be what people do, it can not be otherwise. 

Yet things change ... and what people do ... and what you do changes and evolves.  What people do today is not even hardly similar to what they did 2000 years ago.  It is that very going beyond what people do which is the thrust of our human lives.
Nope! nobody is trapped. We are all humans. I'm unclear what you added to what Aristotle & I said, if anything at all.


I added the intense awareness that we are trapped in being what we are just like an ant will always do what an ant will do .... and you even exemplified that by denying it .   Incidentally did you miss the part where one of the things we do as humans is to push the boundaries of what humans do?   When was the last time you pushed those boundaries ... when you did someting that no human had ever done before?   don't you need to do that before you can say nope to the trap? .... or were you 'just saying' liks eveybody else always does "just saying"

We are not trapped except in our own individual behavior; birdie exposed. As an aside if you believe what you say then there is little likelyhood you will push any boundary. Binary thinking in last sentence is rejected.

Hmmm.... let me put it another way .....

Mark de LA says
...... 2015-08-09 08:17:15 18663
BTW, I would appreciate the comments be confined here to the book & about what Aristotle is saying of practical value to the politics of today. His initial approach is very interesting.



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