The Politics of Aristotle

The Politics of Aristotle

by Benjamin Jowett, Aristotle
     
 

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Based on the Jowett translation revised by Jonathan Barnes, this edition includes a select bibliography, notes, a guide to the main events of Aristotle's life and an analytic introduction.

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Based on the Jowett translation revised by Jonathan Barnes, this edition includes a select bibliography, notes, a guide to the main events of Aristotle's life and an analytic introduction.

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The past few years have seen a spate of new translations of classic texts in philosophy, in part because of more complete texts on which to base the translations and in part because of a desire to render the texts in a more contemporary English. Simpson (classics and philosophy, CUNY) has produced a fresh and lively translation that is perhaps more logically ordered. He makes a strong case for rearranging the standard order of the books of the Politics to provide a sequence more in keeping with Aristotle's intentions, positioning Books 7 and 8 to follow Book 3. The text begins with a translation of Book 10, Chapter 9 of the Nicomachean Ethics, which Simpson argues is a precursor to the Politics. A comparison with standard translations, such as those of Jowett and Barker, indicates that Simpson put much effort into this version and clarified a number of points that earlier translations left unclear. An excellent addition to all academic and major public libraries.Terry C. Skeats, Bishop's Univ. Lib., Lennoxville, Quebec

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ISBN-13:
9781341263316
Publisher:
Palala Press
Publication date:
09/02/2015
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

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