Plato, Aristotle, and the Purpose of Politics

Plato, Aristotle, and the Purpose of Politics

by Kevin M. Cherry


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107633506
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/02/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Kevin M. Cherry is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Richmond (Richmond, VA, USA). He has previously taught at Saint Anselm College and the University of Notre Dame, where he earned his PhD. His research has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and History of Political Thought.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. A place for politics: the household and the city; 2. The beginnings and ends of political life; 3. Political knowledge and political power; 4. Political inquiry in Aristotle and the Eleatic Stranger; 5. Philosophy and politics in the Eleatic Stranger, Socrates, and Aristotle; 6. Modern politics, the Eleatic Stranger, and Aristotle; Conclusion.

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