Portland State University PDXScholar University Honors Theses University Honors College 5-24-2013 Classical Political Philosophy and Modern Democracy The balance of power theory in international relations suggests that states may secure their survival by preventing any one state from gaining enough military power to dominate all others. Political science, occasionally called politology, is a social science which deals with systems of governance, and the analysis of political activities, political thoughts, associated constitutions and political behavior.. This temple was the first statement of Classical Doric in its canonical form and…

As traditionally defined and studied, political science examines the state and its organs and institutions. This is a list of notable political philosophers, including some who may be better known for their work in other areas of philosophy.The entries are in order by year of birth to show rough direction of influences and of development of political thought. Aristotle (/ ˈ ær ɪ s t ɒ t əl /; Greek: Ἀριστοτέλης Aristotélēs, pronounced [aristotélɛːs]; 384–322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and polymath during the Classical period in Ancient Greece.Taught by Plato, he was the founder of the Lyceum, the Peripatetic school of philosophy, and the Aristotelian tradition. Political science, the systematic study of governance by the application of empirical and generally scientific methods of analysis. During the Middle Ages, a period that took place between the fall of ancient Rome in 476 A.D. and the beginning of the 14th century, Europeans made few advances in science and art. Other articles where Classical period is discussed: Western architecture: The Classical period: The only significant architectural work of the early Classical period was at Olympia, where a great Temple of Zeus was built in about 460.