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Monday, November 05, 2012

What Is a Constitution?

Let us ask "the Philosopher":

"The constitution [of a polis] is not a written document, but an immanent organizing principle, analogous to the soul of an organism."

4 comments:

  1. You're quoting a paraphrase, right?

    (By the way, that link currently leads back to you. But I don't think you're trying to wrestle the title from Aristotle...)

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    1. Thanks Huff: fixed. Yes, the quote is on the page linked to.

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  2. But the constitution is often rewritten by forces working behind the scenes. Does this not show the disconnect, as the soul of an organism should not, one would think, be controllable by less than the majority of the soul's owner...

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