Political Authority and Obligation in Aristotle

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Overview

It is commonly held that Aristotle's views on politics have little relevance to the preoccupations of modern political theory with authority and obligation. Andres Rosler's original study argues that, on the contrary, Aristotle does examine the question of political obligation and its limits, and that contemporary political theorists have much to learn from him. Rosler takes his exploration further, considering the ethical underpinning of Aristotle's political thought, the normativity of his ethical and political theory, and the concepts of political authority and obligation themselves.

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"A well-written and convincingly argued book"—George Boys-Stones, Greece and Rome

"This is an impressively learned and genuinely interdisciplinary book"—C. C. W. Taylor, International Philosophical Quarterly

"Rosler's thoroughly researched and well-argued study amply demonstrates, as it set out to do, that those scholars who think Aristotle was totally blind to them [the questions of political authority and obligation] are wrong"—David Keyt, Journal of Hellenic Studies

"Rosler's arguments are lucid and his writing is eloquent, occasionally humorous, and always pleasant. I have no doubt that Rosler's school of thought will delight over the new addition to the literature"—Ran Baratz, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

"This is an extremely detailed and learned work which scholars of Aristotle's Politics and those interested in the question of political authority will find enormously valuable."—Cathal Woods, Polis: The Journal of the Society for Greek Political Thought

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199251506
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/5/2005
  • Series: Oxford Aristotle Studies Series
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

National Council of Scientific and Technical Research
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Table of Contents

1. The explanatory power of ethics in Aristotle's theory of politics and law
2. Nature and normativity
3. The concept of political authority
4. Morality and political obligation
5. The question of political obligation
6. The justification of political authority
7. The limits of political obligation
Conclusion
Index locorum
Index nominum
General index

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