By 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 provides an entire philosophical observation at the Politics, an research of the logical constitution of the total textual content and every of its constitutive arguments and conclusions. not like different modern works at the Politics, Simpson's philosophical statement isn't, retailer by the way, a dialogue of philological and old questions, a speculative elaboration of Aristotle's arguments, or a comparability of the philosopher's rules with these of alternative old and smooth theorists. Such remedies, argues Simpson, needs to be grounded in a radical figuring out of the philosophical content material of the work--a aspect 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 e-book will stand as a beneficial remark at the philosophical argument within the Politics and should function a valid foundation for destiny examine of Aristotle's political notion.
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