Why is politics a noble profession ?
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Why is politics a noble profession?
posted by Carius to Religion & Philosophy (12 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Aristotle once said that the two noblest professions are teaching and politics. Now almost two thousand years later, I still agreed with his assessment of teaching. But politics? I'm not so sure.
Why did he think that politics was a noble profession?
Did politics had a different meaning in ancient time that's different from our modern understand of politics? Were ancient Greek politicians really more noble than their modern peers?