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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. This edition includes an introductory essay, notes, glossary, and index, intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Aristotle's immediate audience.

Focus Philosophical Library books are distinguished by their commitment to faithful, clear, and consistent presentations of texts and the rich world part and parcel of those texts.
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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 22.86mm | 476.27g
  • Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • MA, United States
  • English
  • 1585103764
  • 9781585103768
  • 735,557

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"Joe Sachs' masterful translation of Aristotle's Politics is the latest in a series encompassing Aristotle's Physics, (1995), Metaphysics (1999), On the Soul and On Memory and Recollection (2001), Nicomachean Ethics (2002), Poetics (2006) and Rhetoric (2009). This fact alone sets him apart from all other recent translators of the Politics He is the only one who is not a specialist in one area of Aristotelian philosophy and his holistic command of the corpus allows him to deliver the most nuanced and precise translations available in English. In addition, he set himself the goal of avoiding in them the use of the traditional scholastic terminology which obstructs so much the interpretation of Aristotle's thought. The Politics poses a unique challenge for the translator because it is a work of political philosophy, hence it necessarily has two kinds of readers in view and its language is both logically precise and rhetorically powerful. Joe Sachs' translation renders both aspects with unmatched elegance and precision."
--Antonio Marino Lopez, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
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About Aristotle

Joe Sachs taught for thirty years at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. He has translated Aristotle's Physics, Metaphysics, and On the Soul and, for the Focus Philosophical Library, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and Poetics, Plato's Theaetetus and Republic, a collection of Plato's dialogues entitled Socrates and the Sophists, and an edition of Plato's Gorgias and Aristotle's Rhetoric.
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The Focus Philosophical Library publishes clear, faithful editions by renowned scholars and teachers enabling access for modern students to essential ideas and wisdom of the world's greatest thinkers.



"What strikes me most in this welcome new translation of Aristotle's Politics is the sense of Aristotle as a man thinking carefully how to speak about political realities he studied and witnessed, rather than a treatise-builder expounding political doctrines."
--Nathan Andersen, Eckerd College

"This fact alone sets Joe Sachs apart from all other recent translators of the Politics he is the only one who is not a specialist in one area of Aristotelian philosophy and his holistic command of the corpus allows him to deliver the most nuanced and precise translations available in English."
--Antonio Marino Lopez, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

"Joe Sachs has an extraordinary ability to render ancient Greek into English sentences that are so clear and direct that they help readers to look past Aristotle's technical terminology and reflect on the philosophical issues in the text."
--Edward Halper, University of Georgia

"This translation is a must, both for scholars working on or otherwise interested in Aristotle's Politics as well as for students and others who might be reading this text for the first time."
--Corinne Painter, Washtenaw Community College

Joe Sachs taught for thirty years at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. His other translations for the Focus Philosophical Library include Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and Poetics.
Lijun Gu has been a tutor at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, since 1996.
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