Aristotle, and W. Rhys Roberts. Rhetoric. Mineola, NY: Dover, 2004. Kindle Electronic Edition.
Book I, chapter 5
In chapter five Aristotle gives specific ways that a political rhetorician may need to make arguments. The ground of positive political moves is some form of happiness. After a brief discussion of general contributors to happiness, such as health, wealth, position in society, family, friends, and the like, Aristotle begins to detail the implications of the various contributors in society. For instance, as wealth in an individual contributes to happiness, wealth in a society contributes to the overall happiness of the society (1361a).