Politics Of Philosophy / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Choice
In this compact and deeply profound reading of Aristotle's Politics, Davis explains in a new and intriguing way why the city is thought to be natural to man. An exceptional book, filled with exciting arguments and amazing insights.
Social and Behavioral Science
Compact and deeply profound reading . . . exceptional book, filled with exacting arguments and amazing insights.
Seth Benardete
Michael Davis has for the first time shown how the disparate parts of Aristotle's Politics are to be understood in light of their several perplexities, and how all the parts constitute a whole that constitutes in turn political philosophy and the philosophical nature of human, i.e., political, life.
CHOICE
In this compact and deeply profound reading of Aristotle's Politics, Davis explains in a new and intriguing way why the city is thought to be natural to man. An exceptional book, filled with exciting arguments and amazing insights.
Joseph Cropsey
This landmark interpretation . . . is an important work that will endure.
Stephen Salkever
Full of surprising insights and memorable formulations.
Mary Nichols
A truly remarkable book. It is a delight to read.
Seth Benardete
Michael Davis has for the first time shown how the disparate parts of Aristotle's "Politics" are to be understood in light of their several perplexities, and how all the parts constitute a whole that constitutes in turn political philosophy and the philosophical nature of human, i.e., political, life.
Choice
In this compact and deeply profound reading of Aristotle's "Politics", Davis explains in a new and intriguing way why the city is thought to be natural to man. An exceptional book, filled with exciting arguments and amazing insights..
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847682065
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 166
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Davis is professor of philosophy at Sarah Lawrence College and is the author of Aristotle's Poetics: The Poetry of Philosophy (Rowman & Littlefield, 1992).

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Rational Animal/Political Animal Part 2 Philosophy and Politics Chapter 3 Politics Book 1: Cannibalism and Nature Chapter 4 Politics Book 2: Parricide and Politics Chapter 5 Politic Book 3: The Poverty of Philosophy Part 6 Politics Chapter 7 Politics Book 4: The Soul of the Polis Chapter 8 Politics Book 5: Eros and Physics Chapter 9 Politics Book 6: Democracy and the Haphazard Part 10 Politics and Philosophy Chapter 11 Politics Book 7: Politics and Poetry Chapter 12 Politics Book 8: Poetry and Politics

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