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The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle's Politics

  • Edited by: Marguerite Deslauriers, McGill University, Montréal
  • Edited by: Pierre Destrée, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Paperback

  • ISBN:9780521181112
  • Publication date:August 2013
  • 442pages
      • Dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
      • Weight: 0.71kg

      One of the most influential works in the history of political theory, Aristotle's Politics is a treatise in practical philosophy, intended to inform legislators and to create the conditions for virtuous and self-sufficient lives for the citizens of a state. In this Companion, distinguished scholars offer new perspectives on the work and its themes. After an opening exploration of the relation between Aristotle's ethics and his politics, the central chapters follow the sequence of the eight books of the Politics, taking up questions such as the role of reason in legitimizing rule, the common good, justice, slavery, private property, citizenship, democracy and deliberation, unity, conflict, law and authority, and education. The closing chapters discuss the interaction between Aristotle's political thought and contemporary democratic theory. The volume will provide a valuable resource for those studying ancient philosophy, classics, and the history of political thought.


      Table of Contents

      Introduction Marguerite Deslauriers and Pierre Destrée
      1. The political character of Aristotle's ethics Dorothea Frede
      2. The rule of reason Fred D. Miller, Jr
      3. Economy and private property Karen Margrethe Nielsen
      4. Natural slavery Pierre Pellegrin (translated by E. Zoli Filotas)
      5. Political unity and inequality Marguerite Deslauriers
      6. Civic virtue: citizenship, ostracism, and war Andrés Rosler
      7. The common good Donald Morrison
      8. Natural, ethical, and political justice Marco Zingano
      9. Law, governance, and political obligation Christoph Horn
      10. Claims to rule: the case of the multitude Melissa Lane
      11. Faction Antony Hatzistavrou
      12. Education, leisure and politics Pierre Destrée
      13. Deliberating and acting together Bryan Garsten
      14. Aristotle and Rawls on the common good Richard Kraut
      Further reading Thornton Lockwood.