Political scientists do not agree on when the field emerged. Within social sciences, political science is a latecomer. However, many political scientists trace the beginnings of the discipline to the political debates that took place in ancient Greece, contending that political science was born as a result of the teachings of philosophers such as Socrates (ca. 469–399 BCE) and Plato (ca. 427–374 BCE). However, it was Aristotle (ca. 384–322 BCE), with his insistence on empiricism and the... więcej
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