A Critical Review of Aristotle's view on Human sociality

Asikaogu, Joannes (2018) A Critical Review of Aristotle's view on Human sociality. International Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences & Work Place Ergonomics in Africa, 11 (4/5). pp. 37-48. ISSN 2384-6161

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This work makes a critical review of Aristotle's view on human sociality. The human being cannot exist without the other persons. He/she lives among others of his own species. They lives in society and survives with some degree of cooperation. The method of this work is analysis. Human being is a gregarious being and by nature he/she lives with his/her fellows and likes it. Indeed, no more cruel punishment can be inflicted upon an individual than to isolate him/her from other human beings for a long period of time. Whether this love of being with others is due to man's basic and original nature, none can say. However, it is clear that the earliest human beings of whom we know lived together. It may have been in a cave, or it may have been in shelters constructed of branches and leaves, or it may have been by squatting beneath a tree; wherever it was, the most primitive of humans wanted to be near those of their kind. Therefore, the reason for human beings not living in isolation may have been the inherent desire for security, self preservation and the realization that one person living alone is dangerously exposed to the enemies, while two or more humans together are better able to protect themselves and preserve their lives. Since all living together, whether it be of man or of beast brings conflicts of purpose and desire, it is almost certain that the earliest of men organized some form of society and established some rules which were accepted by each one to guide them. I can say that, the human person is a social animal, as such, to make him/her little less than an animal is to deprive the person social relationship, interaction and political activities.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: miss ifeoma agbo
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2019 13:37
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2019 13:37
URI: http://eprints.gouni.edu.ng/id/eprint/1237

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