The Politics of Philosophy: A Commentary on Aristotle's Politics

The Politics of Philosophy: A Commentary on Aristotle's Politics

by Michael Davis, Aristotle
     
 
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

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.

Editorial Reviews

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..
Social and Behavioral Science
Compact and deeply profound reading . . . exceptional book, filled with exacting arguments and amazing insights.
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780585080710
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
1 MB

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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