Aristotle's Politics

Aristotle's Politics : Critical Essays

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Aristotle's Politics is widely recognized as one of the classics of the history of political philosophy, and like every other such masterpiece, it is a work about which there is deep division. Many readers of Aristotle are uncertain whether his Politics has any contribution to make to contemporary debates about political life and political theory. The essays in this volume aim to address, implicitly or explicitly, this very question about the relevance of Arisotle's thinking in contemporary political philosophy. Written by leading scholars in lucid and accessible style, the nine essays in this volume will be a critical resource for newcomers to Aristotle.
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 160 x 228 x 21mm | 404g
  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0742534243
  • 9780742534247
  • 1,285,942

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Aristippus in and out of Athens Chapter 2 Aristotle's Social Science Chapter 3 Political Animals and Civic Friendship Chapter 4 Ideology and Philosophy in Aristotle's Theory of Slavery Chapter 5 Property Rights in Aristotle Chapter 6 The Wisdom of the Multitude: Some Reflections on Book 3 of Aristotle's Politics, Chapter 11 Chapter 7 Citizenship in Aristotle's Politics Chapter 8 Aristotle and Political Liberty Chapter 9 Aristotle and Anarchism Chapter 10 Aristotle's Natural Democracy
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This fine collection of provocative essays by distinguished and theoretically diverse authors explores the contributions Aristotle's Politics makes to contemporary debates about political life and political theory. Keenly philosophical, historically nuanced, and often helpfully at odds with one another, these essays will be illuminating for all students of politics, ancient and modern. -- Jill Frank, University of South Carolina The collection displays a wide range of methodological approaches to historical texts. * Political Theory * This is a terrific collection of some of the best scholarship on Aristotle's Politics. It will be valuable for both students and researchers. -- Christopher Bobonich, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University
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About Richard Kraut

Richard Kraut is the chair of the Department of philosophy at Northwestern University Stephen Skultety is a graduate student in the Department of Philosophy at Northwestern University
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