Politics: Books VII and VIII

Politics: Books VII and VIII

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The Clarendon Aristotle Series is designed for both students and professionals. It provides accurate translations of selected Aristotelian texts, accompanied by incisive commentaries which focus on philosophical problems and issues.

This volume contains a clear and accurate translation of the last two books of Aristotle's Politics, together with a philosophical commentary. It is well suited to the requirements of students, including those who do not know Greek.

The Politics is a key document in Western political thought; it raises and discusses many theoretical and practical political issues which are still debated today. In Books VII and VIII Aristotle gives his fullest picture of the ideal civic community, as a model for actual political systems. In such a community citizens share equally in political deliberation by drawing on a common conception of the good, and all are educated by the city to participate in its culture. Aristotle's
discussion ranges over such issues as commerce, property, marriage, abortion, censorship, education, and the place of music and poetry in civic life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 139 x 216 x 15mm | 332g
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0198751141
  • 9780198751144
  • 1,151,642

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"This excellent addition to the Clarendon Aristotle Series will be indispensable not only to specialists in ancient philosophy and political theory but also to the many classicists now writing on the politics of Greek culture and society....With Kraut's reliable translation and his commentary
illuminating the larger issues raised, Politics 7-8 could now be an eminently suitable introduction to Aristotle's thought for the classroom."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review
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About Aristotle

Richard Kraut is Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University, Illinois. He was previously Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
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