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Aristotle's Politics
A Critical Guide

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Thornton Lockwood, Thanassis Samaras, Pierre Pellegrin, Jill Frank, Marguerite Deslauriers, J. J. Mulhern, Christopher Bobonich, Ryan Balot, Eckart Schütrumpf, Arlene W. Saxonhouse, Pierre Destrée, Josiah Ober
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  • Date Published: March 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107631007

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  • Arguably the foundational text of Western political theory, Aristotle's Politics has become one of the most widely and carefully studied works in ethical and political philosophy. This volume of essays offers fresh interpretations of Aristotle's key work and opens new paths for students and scholars to explore. The contributors embrace a variety of methodological approaches that range across the disciplines of classics, political science, philosophy, and ancient history. Their essays illuminate perennial questions such as the relationship between individual and community, the nature of democratic deliberation, and how to improve political institutions. Offering groundbreaking studies that both set Aristotle within the context of his own time and draw on contemporary discussion of his writings, this collection will provide researchers with an understanding of many of the major scholarly debates surrounding this key text.

    • Presents landmark research that will influence the way that Aristotle's Politics is understood and debated
    • Sets Aristotle's work both within the context of its time and that of recent debates in political theory
    • Contributors from a diverse international background represent research traditions found in North America and Europe
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107631007
    • length: 270 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Thornton Lockwood and Thanassis Samaras
    1. Is politics a natural science? Pierre Pellegrin
    2. On logos and politics in Aristotle Jill Frank
    3. Political rule over women in Politics I Marguerite Deslauriers
    4. Politics II: political critique, political theorizing, political innovation Thornton Lockwood
    5. Politeia in Greek literature, inscriptions, and in Aristotle's Politics: reflections on translation and interpretation J. J. Mulhern
    6. Aristotle and the question of citizenship Thanassis Samaras
    7. Aristotle, political decision making, and the many Christopher Bobonich
    8. The 'mixed regime' in Aristotle's Politics Ryan Balot
    9. Little to do with justice: Aristotle on distributing political power Eckart Schütrumpf
    10. Aristotle on the corruption of regimes: resentment and justice Arlene W. Saxonhouse
    11. Aristotle on improving imperfect cities Pierre Destrée
    12. Nature, history and Aristotle's best possible regime Josiah Ober.

  • Editors

    Thornton Lockwood, Quinnipiac University, Connecticut
    Thornton Lockwood is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Quinnipiac University. He has published articles on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and Politics in Phronesis, the Journal of the History of Philosophy, History of Political Thought, Ancient Philosophy, Oxford Bibliographies On-line, and The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics.

    Thanassis Samaras, University of Georgia
    Thanassis Samaras is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Georgia. He is the author of Plato on Democracy (2002) and Plato, Apology and Crito: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2003). He has published a number of articles on the Pre-Socratics, Sophists, Plato and Aristotle, as well as a contribution to Plato's Laws: A Critical Guide (edited by Christopher Bobonich, 2010).


    Thornton Lockwood, Thanassis Samaras, Pierre Pellegrin, Jill Frank, Marguerite Deslauriers, J. J. Mulhern, Christopher Bobonich, Ryan Balot, Eckart Schütrumpf, Arlene W. Saxonhouse, Pierre Destrée, Josiah Ober

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