The Politics of Aristotle / Edition 1

The Politics of Aristotle / Edition 1

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by Peter L. Phillips Simpson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807823279

ISBN-13: 9780807823279

Pub. Date: 03/28/1997

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807823279
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Series:
History of Ideas in Ancient Greece Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Glossary
Analytical Outline of the Politics
The Politics
Introduction to the Politics: Nicomachean Ethics 10.91
Bk. 1The Primacy of the City8
Bk. 2Regimes Said by Others to Be Best34
Bk. 3Definition and Division of Regime75
Bk. 4The Best Regime115
Bk. 5Education in the Best Regime153
Bk. 6Division and Description of the Other Regimes170
Bk. 7Destruction and Preservation of the Other Regimes207
Bk. 8Addendum on Setting Up the Other Regimes246
Index263

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