For Their Own Good: Moral Slavery 101—The Aristotelian Cantus Firmus

Gary M. Simpson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/2011

Issue: Slavery and Race (Vol. 31, No 2, Spring, 2011)

“Moral slavery” will sound curiously—even immorally—oxymoronic to most of us, and a “course” in Aristotle’s views on “moral slavery” will seem quaintly archaic or irrelevantly “academic.” We will be surprised to learn how much these ideas have influenced our culture and continue to influence our lives and politics.

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