Politics of Aristotle
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Description: A touchstone in Western debates about society and government, the Politics is Aristotle's classic work on the nature of political community. Here, he argues that people band together into political communities to secure a good and self-sufficient life. He discusses the merits and defects of various regimes or ways of organizing political communitydemocracy in particularand in the process examines such subjects as slavery, economics, the family, citizenship, justice, and revolution. Peter Simpson offers a new translation of Aristotle's text from the ancient Greek. He renders the Politics into an English version that is accurate, readable, and in certain difficult passages, original. His innovative analytical division of the whole text, with headings and accompanying summaries, makes clear the progression and unity of the argumenta helpful feature for students or readers unfamiliar with Aristotle's studied brevity and often elliptical style. Books 7 and 8 are repositioneda move supported by Aristotle's own words and much scholarly opinionto restore the work's logical organization and coherence. Finally, Simpson places the Politics in its proper philosophical context by beginning the text with the last chapter of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, which he sees as an introduction to what follows.
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List price: $37.50
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 3/3/1997
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
|Analytical Outline of the Politics|
|Introduction to the Politics: Nicomachean Ethics 10.9|
|The Primacy of the City|
|Regimes Said by Others to Be Best|
|The Regime of Plato's Republic|
|Definition and Division of Regime|
|The Best Regime|
|Education in the Best Regime|
|Division and Description of the Other Regimes|
|Destruction and Preservation of the Other Regimes|
|Addendum on Setting Up the Other Regimes|