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" For the many, of whom each individual is but an ordinary person, when they meet together may very likely be better than the few good, if regarded not individually but collectively, just as a feast to which many contribute is better than a dinner provided... "
Genetic Democracy: Philosophical Perspectives - Page 28
edited by - 2007 - 148 pages
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Islam, Democracy and Religious Modernism in Iran, 1953-2000: From Bāzargān ...

Forough Jahanbakhsh - 2001 - 201 pages
...For each individual among the many has a share of virtue and prudence, and when they meet together, they become in a manner one man, who has many feet, and hands, and senses; that is a figure of their mind and disposition.43 The underlying argument is based on two assumptions....
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International Relations in Political Thought: Texts from the Ancient Greeks ...

Christopher Brown, Chris Brown, Terry Nardin, Nicholas Rengger - 2002 - 617 pages
...is not a good man, when they meet 1281bi together may be better than the few good, if regarded not individually but collectively, just as a feast to...single purse. For each individual among the many has a S share of excellence and practical wisdom, and when they meet together, just as they become in a manner...
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The Strategic Constitution

Robert Cooter - 2002 - 412 pages
...the citizens, like New England town meetings. Aristotle wrote that the many do better than the few "just as a feast to which many contribute is better than a dinner provided out of a single purse."4 2 To illustrate, until recently the city of Berkeley, California, had a council of nine members....
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The Tradition of Ancient Greek Democracy and Its Importance for Modern Democracy

Mogens Herman Hansen - 2005 - 75 pages
...soak the minority of rich (PI. Resp. 565A; Arist. Pol. 1304b20-4;1320a4-6). 25. Arist. Pol. 1281b3ff: "For each individual among the many has a share of...in a manner one man who has many feet and hands and senses, so too with regard to their character and thought. Hence the many are better judges than a...
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Aristotle's Politics: Critical Essays

Richard Kraut, Steven Skultety - 2005 - 256 pages
...individual is not a good man, when they meet together may be better than the few good, if regarded not individually but collectively, just as a feast to...individual among the many has a share of excellence — 145 — and practical wisdom, and when they meet together, just as they become in a manner one...
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Leren van de Praktijk: Gebruik van lokale kennis en ervaring voor Beleid

P.L. Meurs, E.K. Schrijvers, G.H. de Vries - 2006 - 246 pages
...meet together may be better than the few good, if regarded not individually but collectively. (. . .) For each individual among the many has a share of...manner one man, who has many feet, and hands, and senses, so too with regard to their character and thought. Hence the many are better judges than a...
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Rousseau's Theory of Freedom

Matthew Simpson - 2006 - 144 pages
...meet together may be better than the few good, if regarded not individually but collectively . . . For each individual among the many has a share of excellence and practical wisdom'.7 The thesis is regularly demonstrated on television game-shows in which members of the audience...
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The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms ...

Scott E. Page - 2007 - 424 pages
...argument," what Jeremy Waldron more sublimely refers to as "the doctrine of the wisdom of the multitude,"5 For each individual among the many has a share of...manner one man, who has many feet, and hands, and senses, so too with regard to their character and thought. Hence the many are better judges than a...
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Democratic Authority: A Philosophical Framework

David Estlund - 2009 - 312 pages
...ordinary person, when they meet together may very likely be better than the few good, if regarded not individually but collectively, just as a feast to...For each individual among the many has a share of virtue and prudence, and when they meet together, they become in a manner one man, who has many feet,...
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Inventing Leadership: The Challenge of Democracy

J. Thomas Wren - 2007 - 404 pages
...because 'each individual among the many has a share of virtue and prudence, and when they meet together, they become in a manner one man, who has many feet, and hands, and senses. . . . Hence,' he concluded, 'the many are better judges than a single man.'12 This additive...
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