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    Socrates
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    Aristotle is often criticized for his description of “the natural slave”. He later presents arguments against slavery, and it would seem to suggest that Aristotle has his doubts about slavery as an institution. Can we forgive Aristotle for even passively promoting slavery given the times he lived in? Or is such an argument immoral no matter one’s place in history?

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    mayami.87
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    I do not think so

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    superstarlisa55
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    but for me it was useful to read this

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    leafthatneverfall
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    I don’t think so. We should criticize a fault in history and literature, know the mistake and never go down that way.
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