quinta-feira, maio 27, 2010
Djuna Barnes and Mina Loy, 1927.
Courtesy Beinecke Rare Book and
Manuscript Library, Yale University.
First of all, if you look at the basic political unit, the polis or city-state, it’s relatively small and self-contained, and so you’re likely to bump into the same people most days—that is, if you’re an adult, freeborn male. So you have a network of friendships, and indeed Aristotle says that in an ideal situation, the polis would be constituted by precisely these overlapping circles of friendship—they would be the basic building blocks of your polis, which is a completely different view from the one we hold now.
posted by Luís Miguel Dias quinta-feira, maio 27, 2010