A Philosophical Commentary on the Politics of Aristotle

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 remark at the Politics, an research of the logical constitution of the whole textual content and every of its constitutive arguments and conclusions. in contrast to different modern works at the Politics, Simpson's philosophical observation isn't really, shop 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 different historical and glossy theorists. Such remedies, argues Simpson, needs to be grounded in an intensive knowing 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 leading edge translation of it (UNC Press, 1997), this e-book will stand as a useful remark at the philosophical argument within the Politics and may function a valid foundation for destiny examine of Aristotle's political idea.

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