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Aristotle's Politics Today
     

Aristotle's Politics Today

by Lenn E. Goodman, Robert B. Talisse
 

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ISBN-10: 0791472280

ISBN-13: 9780791472286

Pub. Date: 06/01/2008

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Examines the implications of Aristotle’s political thought for contemporary political theory.

According to Aristotle, man’s essential sociality implies a distinctive conception of politics, one in which all political associations exist for the sake of the moral perfection of human beings. This stands in sharp contrast with the modern view of

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Examines the implications of Aristotle’s political thought for contemporary political theory.

According to Aristotle, man’s essential sociality implies a distinctive conception of politics, one in which all political associations exist for the sake of the moral perfection of human beings. This stands in sharp contrast with the modern view of politics that man is not “by nature” political; rather, man chooses to create political associations for the sake of securing the protection of his life and property. Many political theorists have begun to express doubts about this modern view, calling for a return to Aristotle’s vision of a politics that is deeply moral. In Aristotle’s Politics Today, distinguished political philosophers representing a diversity of approaches examine the meaning, relevance, and implications of Aristotle’s political thought for contemporary social and political theory. The contributors engage a broad range of topics, including Aristotle’s views on constitutionalism, the extension of Aristotelian ideas to issues in international relations, the place of Aristotelian virtue in modern democratic politics, and Aristotle’s conception of justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791472286
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
06/01/2008
Series:
SUNY series in Ancient Greek Philosophy Series
Pages:
173
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Lenn E. Goodman and Robert B. Talisse

1. Aristotelian Statecraft and Modern Politics
Fred D. Miller, Jr.

2. Aristotle and the Liberal State
Edward C. Halper

3. Why Democrats Need the Virtues
Robert B. Talisse

4. Virtue-oriented Politics: Confucius and Aristotle
May Sim

5. The Morality of Nations: An Aristotelian Approach
Lloyd P. Gerson

6. The Revolt of the Just
Eugene Garver

7. Aristotle's Regime of the Americans
Peter L. P. Simpson

8. Aristotle's Polity Today
Lenn E. Goodman

Works Cited
Contributors
Index Locorum
Index

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