A Philosophical Commentary on the Politics of Aristotle

Peter L. Phillips Simpson

The Politics, Aristotle's vintage paintings at the nature of political neighborhood, has been a touchstone of Western debates approximately society and executive. during this quantity, Peter Simpson offers a whole philosophical observation at the Politics, an research of the logical constitution of the whole textual content and every of its constitutive arguments and conclusions. not like different modern works at the Politics, Simpson's philosophical statement isn't, shop by the way, a dialogue of philological and ancient questions, a speculative elaboration of Aristotle's arguments, or a comparability of the philosopher's principles with these of alternative old and glossy theorists. Such remedies, argues Simpson, needs to be grounded in an intensive realizing of the philosophical content material of the work--a element that underscores the necessity for this thorough and actual research. Keyed to the traditional Greek textual content in addition to to Simpson's personal cutting edge translation of it (UNC Press, 1997), this ebook will stand as a precious statement at the philosophical argument within the Politics and should function a valid foundation for destiny research of Aristotle's political notion.

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