A City Guide To Zayton for That is why electing representatives is not the statecraft and soulcraft 1 9 3 same thing as engaging in political debate and action, despite the fact that representatives might more efficiently secure one’s interests. As one classical political theorist puts the Aristotelian point, politics is a partnership in virtue, and you cannot designate someone to be virtuous for you.102 In the efficient production of commodities or the efficient administration of bureaucracies, means and ends are easily separable. In politics this distinction is not so clear. Hence there is a difference, for Aristotle, between a craftsperson who makes something and a citizen who does something. Poiesis, or craft production, is not the same as praxis, or political action. Aristotle stipulates that doing and making are different in kind, since the maker of a thing has a different end in view than just making it, whereas in doing something the end can only be the doing of it well. A City Guide To Zayton 2016.