Intellectually stimulating work describes the ideal state and ponders how it can bring about the most desirable life for its citizens. Both heavily influenced by and critical of Plato's Republic and Laws, Politics is the distillation of a lifetime of thought and observation. The great Benjamin Jowett translation.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Series:||Oxford World's Classics Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)|
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
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
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Mr. Aristiotle has some disturbing views; he believes that women, children, and animals are lower in importance than Man. He feels that Man is the superior being on this planet. He allows feels that women and children have no rights and are to serve the man. He also contradicts Socrates' wisdom on almost every tenet. He speaks lowly of him as well, which is egoistic of Aristotle, plus, depicts his jealously of Socrates acumen and veneration. Surprisingly, people think Aristotle as the Top Philosopher...He is not; Socrates was and is. Plato is excellent, because he writes for Socrates and also believes is equality and not segregation and elitism. Aristotle has been illuminated more due to the fact that he was a prolific writer and ostensibly wanted to convince or condition people to his views, which were oppressive and discriminatory. Moreover, he writes in a dry, sometimes curt, and long-winded manner, which is boring and disengages the reader, mainly due to his ideals, but also in the manner he chooses to express it, which is devoid of Socrates' way. Read Socrates and Plato; use Aristotle to compare and contrast inferior thinking or a compromised psyche.