The Wisdom of the Multitude

  title={The Wisdom of the Multitude},
  author={Jeremy Waldron},
  journal={Political Theory},
  pages={563 - 584}
  • J. Waldron
  • Published 1 November 1995
  • Philosophy
  • Political Theory
L'A. mesure l'importance theorique de la doctrine de la sagesse et de la multitude developpee par Aristote dans la «Politique» (III, 11), pour comprendre les themes centraux de sa philosophie politique. En particulier, la doctrine s'inscrit dans le debat politique essentiel a Athenes concernant la place de l'individu dans la polis 

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