Politics

Politics

by Aristotle, Lijun Gu
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ISBN-10:
1585103764
ISBN-13:
9781585103768
Pub. Date:
09/15/2012
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
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Politics


The Focus Philosophical Library's edition of Aristotle's Politics is a lucid and useful translation for the student of undergraduate philosophy, as well as for the general reader interested in the major works of western civilization. Includes an introductory essay and glossaries of names and important Greek words.

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ISBN-13: 9781585103768
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/15/2012
Series: Focus Philosophical Library
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,187,901
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(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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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.