Table of Contents

Greek paideia and socratic principles.
The arguments of Plato.
Groundwork for an interpretation of politics VIII. 1.
Why education is important.
Why education should be public and the same for all.
Education and the foundation of justice.
Justice and the substance of common care. Aristotle regarded law and education as the two fundamental and deeply interdependent tools of political art, making the use of education by the statesman a topic of the first importance in his practical philosophy. The present work develops the first comprehensive treatment of this neglected topic, and assesses the importance of Aristotle's defense of public education for current debates about school choice and privatization, and educational equality.