The Politics / Edition 1

The Politics / Edition 1

by Aristotle, William (Translator) Ellis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0879753463

ISBN-13: 9780879753467

Pub. Date: 09/28/1986

Publisher: Prometheus Books

Building upon the foundations of his seminal discussion of the good life, virtue, happiness, and the golden mean in the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle now turns his attention to man as a political being and to the nature of the state. How do human relationships mirror specific political associations? What is the nature of political man? What is the proper purpose of

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Building upon the foundations of his seminal discussion of the good life, virtue, happiness, and the golden mean in the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle now turns his attention to man as a political being and to the nature of the state. How do human relationships mirror specific political associations? What is the nature of political man? What is the proper purpose of the state with respect to those it governs? Who should rule, and what are the characteristics of those who govern well? Can anyone make the laws for the society, or is this function best suited to certain members of the community? How should a regime rule in order to achieve the purpose of government? These questions are addressed by Aristotle within the context of his description and analysis of the political societies of his time. The result is a penetrating discussion of rational ideals combined with practical political reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879753467
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
09/28/1986
Series:
Great Books in Philosophy
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
253
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.35(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents


Table of Contents
Translator’s Preface
Introduction by Lijun Gu
Aristotle’s Politics (Book titles added by translator)
Book I. The natural basis of the city
Book II. Previous opinions about the best city
Book III. Citizenship and political rule
Book IV. The spectrum of democratic and oligarchic forms of government
Book V. Factions and changes of government
Book VI. How democracies and oligarchies can be made more effective and enduring
Book VII. Characteristics of the best city
Book VIII. Education of citizens
Glossary
Summary of Contents
Index

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