Rhetorical Approach To Politics

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On hearing the word politics, what usually comes to mind are thoughts of government, politicians and their policies or more negatively the notion of corruption and dirty tricks. The actual definition seems to have been covered and almost lost by such representations that tend not to identify the true core, which defines this thing, called politics. In order to make an attempt at a definition of politics a Methodical approach is required. To begin with, a brief historical Outline will be considered, to understand the origins of politics.
The word politics comes from the Greek word "polis", meaning the state or community as a whole. The theory of the "polis" was an ideal state and came from the writings of political thinkers such as Aristotle
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The very fact that Aristotle and Plato saw mistakes in the societies, in which they lived, encouraged them to write their political philosophies. These philosophies provided the first written recognition of politics. Aristotle in his works “The Politics” states that "Man is by nature a political animal"(The Politics; Aristotle) in other words, it lies deep within the instinct of man. It is almost primal. Due to his nature man should study and realize his role within the "polis". So according to Aristotle, Politics is not just a formulated concept, but rather an inherent feature of…show more content…
So political science is the branch of knowledge that deals with systematic study of the structure and behavior of the state and political institutions through scientific analysis. Politics refers to the subject matter of our study; science means the methodology or the way of studying the process of politics. The first term seeks to answer the question “what is studied" and the second term refers to “how it is studied". Therefore, the political phenomenon which should be studied in accordance with a definite plan or system is called political
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