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Aristotle's Politics

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ISBN-10: 0226921832

ISBN-13: 9780226921839

Edition: 2nd 2013

Authors: Aristotle, Carnes Lord

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One of the fundamental works of Western political thought, Aristotle’s masterwork is the first systematic treatise on the science of politics. For almost three decades, Carnes Lord’s justly acclaimed translation has served as the standard English edition. Widely regarded as the most faithful to both the original Greek and Aristotle’s distinctive style, it is also written in clear, contemporary English.This new edition of thePoliticsretains and adds to Lord’s already extensive notes, clarifying the flow of Aristotle’s argument and identifying literary and historical references. A glossary defines key terms in Aristotle’s philosophical-political vocabulary. Lord has made revisions to problematic passages throughout the translation in order to enhance both its accuracy and its readability. He has also substantially revised his introduction for the new edition, presenting an account of Aristotle’s life in relation to political events of his time; the character and history of his writings and of thePoliticsin particular; his overall conception of political science; and his impact on subsequent political thought from antiquity to the present. Further enhancing this new edition is an up-to-date selected bibliography.
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/4/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Aristotle, 384 B.C. - 322 B. C. Aristotle was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, in 384 B.C. At the age of 17, he went to Athens to study at Plato's Academy, where he remained for about 20 years, as a student and then as a teacher. When Plato died in 347 B.C., Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his, Hermias, was ruler. After Hermias was captured and executed by the Persians in 345 B.C., Aristotle went to Pella, the Macedonian capital, where he became the tutor of the king's young son Alexander, later known as Alexander the Great. In 335, when Alexander became king, Aristotle returned to Athens and established his own school, the Lyceum Aristotle's works were lost in the West after the decline of Rome, but during the 9th Century A.D., Arab scholars introduced Aristotle, in Arabic translation, to the Islamic world. In the 13th Century, the Latin West renewed its interest in Aristotle's work, and Saint Thomas Aquinas found in it a philosophical foundation for Christian thought. The influence of Aristotle's philosophy has been pervasive; it has even helped to shape modern language and common sense. Aristotle died in 322 B.C.

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations of Aristotle's Works
Introduction: Aristotle's Politics: Living Well and Living Together
Six Chapters to Living Well and Living Together
Book IV.1-2: The Four Kinds of Best and Aristotle's Four Causes
Ethics and Politics
What Can the Politics Tell Us About Politics?
Book I: Slavery and the Will to Power
Slavery: Incomplete Actions and Incomplete Souls
Slavery and Slavishness
Despotism
Slavery, Despotism, and Human Nature
Natural Rulers, Political and Despotic
Thumos: Domination and Friendship
Aristotle's Slavery and Contemporary Problems
Book II: Aristotle's State as a Work of Art
The Ideal State and Its Problems
Property and a Unified Polis
Private Property, Ancient and Modern
Property versus Education as a Unifying Force
The Modesty and Ambition of the Politics
Politics as Practical, not Productive
From the Preface to Politics to Politics Itself
The Justice of Book III and the Incompleteness of the Normative
Aristotle versus Liberalism: The Right and the Good
The Meaning of "Form" in Book III
The Definition of "Citizen": Book III.1-3
The Good Man and the Good Citizen: Book III.4-5
The Kinds of Constitutions: Book III.6-8
Justice as Proportional to Merit: Book III.9-13
The Rule of the Best versus the Rule of Law: Book III.14-18
Conclusion
Practical Knowledge and the Four Orientations to the Best 107
The Kinds of Constitutions: Book IV.3-10
Polity and the Best in General
The Best in Particular Circumstances: Book IV.12-13
Formal Possibilities and the Best in Particular Circumstances: Book IV.14-16
Conclusion
Factions and the Paradox of Aristotelian Practical Science
Asymmetries, Epistemological and Ethical
Faction and Constitutional Change
Book V.1-4: Faction in General
Book V.4: A Fifth Cause?
Book V.5-7: Faction and Particular Constitutions
Book V.8-9: Preservation (and Improvement?)
Preserving the Constitution and the Arts of Appearance
Stopping Factions versus Preserving the Constitution
The Revolt of the Just
Political Philosophy: Inside or Outside the Polis?
Philosophy and Phron�"sis: Logos and �'thos
The Best Life and the Common Life
Book VII.1
Nature versus Justice
Book VII.2
Book VII.3
Book VII.4-7
Book VII.8
Book VII.13
Book VIII: Virtue and Music
The Ideal and the Practical
Conclusion: People as Political Animals
Notes
Works Cited
Index