The Politics of Aristotle

Finally, Simpson places the Politics in its proper philosophical context by beginning the text with the last chapter of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, which he sees as an introduction to what follows.

Author: Peter L. Phillips Simpson

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807899007

Category: Literary Collections

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A touchstone in Western debates about society and government, the Politics is Aristotle's classic work on the nature of political community. Here, he argues that people band together into political communities to secure a good and self-sufficient life. He discusses the merits and defects of various regimes or ways of organizing political community--democracy in particular--and in the process examines such subjects as slavery, economics, the family, citizenship, justice, and revolution.Peter Simpson offers a new translation of Aristotle's text from the ancient Greek. He renders the Politics into an English version that is accurate, readable, and in certain difficult passages, original. His innovative analytical division of the whole text, with headings and accompanying summaries, makes clear the progression and unity of the argument--a helpful feature for students or readers unfamiliar with Aristotle's studied brevity and often elliptical style. Books 7 and 8 are repositioned--a move supported by Aristotle's own words and much scholarly opinion--to restore the work's logical organization and coherence. Finally, Simpson places the Politics in its proper philosophical context by beginning the text with the last chapter of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, which he sees as an introduction to what follows.

The Politics

Describes the ideal state and explains how it can create the most desirable life for its citizens.

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140444211

Category: Philosophy

Page: 506

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Describes the ideal state and explains how it can create the most desirable life for its citizens.

The Politics of Aristotle Introduction and translation

The translator's death prevented the publication of a third volume which was to contain essays on subjects of a more general character.

Author: Aristotle

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015010231242

Category: Political science

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The translator's death prevented the publication of a third volume which was to contain essays on subjects of a more general character.

Aristotle s Politics

Further enhancing this new edition is an up-to-date selected bibliography.

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226921853

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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One of the fundamental works of Western political thought, Aristotle’s masterwork is the first systematic treatise on the science of politics. For almost three decades, Carnes Lord’s justly acclaimed translation has served as the standard English edition. Widely regarded as the most faithful to both the original Greek and Aristotle’s distinctive style, it is also written in clear, contemporary English. This new edition of the Politics retains and adds to Lord’s already extensive notes, clarifying the flow of Aristotle’s argument and identifying literary and historical references. A glossary defines key terms in Aristotle’s philosophical-political vocabulary. Lord has made revisions to problematic passages throughout the translation in order to enhance both its accuracy and its readability. He has also substantially revised his introduction for the new edition, presenting an account of Aristotle’s life in relation to political events of his time; the character and history of his writings and of the Politics in particular; his overall conception of political science; and his impact on subsequent political thought from antiquity to the present. Further enhancing this new edition is an up-to-date selected bibliography.

The politics of Aristotle books I V

This is a translation of Aristotle's text, attempting to provide the reader with an understanding of Aristotle's argument.

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Ayer Company Pub

ISBN: UCAL:$B45218

Category: Philosophy

Page: 689

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This is a translation of Aristotle's text, attempting to provide the reader with an understanding of Aristotle's argument. An introductory essay situates Politics in Aristotle's overall thought, while further information provides the historical background, offers analytical assistance with particular passages, and gives a guide to Aristotle's philosophy and its related scholarship.

Politics

The major topics of these two books are equality, democracy, tyranny, revolution, and reform.

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198235364

Category: Philosophy

Page: 265

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David Keyt presents a clear and accurate new translation of the the fifth and sixth books of Aristotle's Politics, together with a philosophical and historical commentary. The Politics is a key document in Western political thought; it raises and discusses many political issues, theoretical and practical, which are still widely debated today. The major topics of these two books are equality, democracy, tyranny, revolution, and reform.

Politics

Presents a English language translation of Aristotle's book about the nature of the state, constitutions, revolutions, democracy, and oligarchy.

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486414249

Category: Political Science

Page: 355

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Presents a English language translation of Aristotle's book about the nature of the state, constitutions, revolutions, democracy, and oligarchy.

Aristotle

This book presents a wide-ranging overview of Aristotle's political thought that makes him come alive as a philosopher who can speak to our own times.

Author: Morrison Professor in the Humanities Richard Kraut

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198782004

Category: Philosophy

Page: 520

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This book presents a wide-ranging overview of Aristotle's political thought that makes him come alive as a philosopher who can speak to our own times. Beginning with a critique of subjectivist accounts of well-being, Kraut goes on to assess Aristotle's objective and universalistic account of eudaimonia and excellent activity. He offers a detailed interpretation of Aristotle's conception of justice in the Nicomachean Ethics, and then turns to the major themes of the Politics: the political nature of human beings, the city's priority over the individual, the justification of slavery, the defence of the family and property, the pluralistic nature of cities and the need for their unification, the distinction between good citizenship and full virtue, the value and limits of popular control over elites, the corrosive effects of poverty and wealth, the critique of democratic conceptions of freedom and equality, and the radically egalitarian institutions of the ideal society. Aristotle's political philosophy, as Kraut reads it, provides a model of the way in which a rich understanding of human well-being can guide the amelioration of a world in which agreement about the human good is rarely, if ever, achieved.

A Philosophical Commentary on the Politics of Aristotle

Keyed to the ancient Greek text as well as to Simpson's own innovative translation of it (UNC Press, 1997), this book will stand as a valuable commentary on the philosophical argument in the Politics and will serve as a sound basis for ...

Author: Peter L. Phillips Simpson

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807864500

Category: Philosophy

Page: 512

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The Politics, Aristotle's classic work on the nature of political community, has been a touchstone of Western debates about society and government. In this volume, Peter Simpson presents a complete philosophical commentary on the Politics, an analysis of the logical structure of the entire text and each of its constitutive arguments and conclusions. Unlike other contemporary works on the Politics, Simpson's philosophical commentary is not, save incidentally, a discussion of philological and historical questions, a speculative elaboration of Aristotle's arguments, or a comparison of the philosopher's ideas with those of other ancient and modern theorists. Such treatments, argues Simpson, must be grounded in a thorough understanding of the philosophical content of the work--a point that underscores the need for this thorough and accurate analysis. Keyed to the ancient Greek text as well as to Simpson's own innovative translation of it (UNC Press, 1997), this book will stand as a valuable commentary on the philosophical argument in the Politics and will serve as a sound basis for future study of Aristotle's political thought.

Aristotle s Teaching in the Politics

With Aristotle’s Teaching in the “Politics,” Thomas L. Pangle offers a masterly new interpretation of this classic philosophical work.

Author: Thomas L. Pangle

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226213651

Category: Philosophy

Page: 349

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With Aristotle’s Teaching in the “Politics,” Thomas L. Pangle offers a masterly new interpretation of this classic philosophical work. It is widely believed that the Politics originated as a written record of a series of lectures given by Aristotle, and scholars have relied on that fact to explain seeming inconsistencies and instances of discontinuity throughout the text. Breaking from this tradition, Pangle makes the work’s origin his starting point, reconceiving the Politics as the pedagogical tool of a master teacher. With the Politics, Pangle argues, Aristotle seeks to lead his students down a deliberately difficult path of critical thinking about civic republican life. He adopts a Socratic approach, encouraging his students—and readers—to become active participants in a dialogue. Seen from this perspective, features of the work that have perplexed previous commentators become perfectly comprehensible as artful devices of a didactic approach. Ultimately, Pangle’s close and careful analysis shows that to understand the Politics, one must first appreciate how Aristotle’s rhetorical strategy is inextricably entwined with the subject of his work.

Aristotle s Politics

Offering fresh interpretations of Aristotle's key work, this collection opens new paths for students and scholars to explore.

Author: Thornton Lockwood

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107052703

Category: History

Page: 268

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Offering fresh interpretations of Aristotle's key work, this collection opens new paths for students and scholars to explore.

Aristotle s Politics

The essays in this volume aim to address, implicitly or explicitly, this very question about the relevance of Arisotle's thinking in contemporary political philosophy.

Author: Richard Kraut

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742534243

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Aristotle's Politics is widely recognized as one of the classics of the history of political philosophy, and like every other such masterpiece, it is a work about which there is deep division. Many readers of Aristotle are uncertain whether his Politics has any contribution to make to contemporary debates about political life and political theory. The essays in this volume aim to address, implicitly or explicitly, this very question about the relevance of Arisotle's thinking in contemporary political philosophy. Written by leading scholars in lucid and accessible style, the nine essays in this volume will be a critical resource for newcomers to Aristotle.

Aristotle Politics

This edition includes an introductory essay, notes, glossary, and index, intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Aristotle's immediate audience.

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Focus Pub R Pullins & Company

ISBN: 1585103764

Category: Philosophy

Page: 287

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The Focus Philosophical Library's edition of Aristotle's Politics is a lucid and useful translation for the student of undergraduate philosophy, as well as for the general reader interested in the major works of western civilization. This edition includes an introductory essay, notes, glossary, and index, intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Aristotle's immediate audience. Focus Philosophical Library books are distinguished by their commitment to faithful, clear, and consistent presentations of texts and the rich world part and parcel of those texts.

The Politics of Philosophy

Davis presents his interpretation with a striking clarity and accessibility that makes the book a pleasure to read.

Author: Michael Davis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780585080710

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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In the most original interpretation of Aristotle's Politics in years, Michael Davis delivers many memorable and provocative formulations of Aristotle's messages concerning the constitutive tensions of political life. He traces the uncanny parallel between politics and philosophy in Aristotle, arguing that their connection is much deeper than it is ordinarily understood to be and that, for Aristotle, understanding either requires understanding the other. Davis presents his interpretation with a striking clarity and accessibility that makes the book a pleasure to read.