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Aristotle's Politics : A Critical Guide (Hardcover)

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"Aristotle's Politics is the second part of what the Nicomachean Ethics calls "a philosophy of human things" (X.9.1181b15). Its analyses range over the nature of the household, criticisms of previous thinkers and legislators, the underlying structure of different forms of political organization, varieties of different governments, the causes and curatives of political dissolution or revolution, and the nature of the best political organization. Scholarship on Aristotle's Politics in the last twenty-five years - datable, perhaps, to the eleventh Symposium Aristotelicum (1987) which was devoted to the Politics - has undergone an almost unprecedented resurgence. During that period, Anglophone authors alone published over twenty book-length studies and over ten (either whole or in part) translations of the Politics; during the same period, seven other collections of scholarly articles were devoted to topics in the Politics, along with several hundred journal articles. No other work in Aristotle's corpus - with the exception of the Nicomachean Ethics - has been the object of such scrutiny. But whereas the scholars who convened to study the Politics at the eleventh Symposium Aristotelicum largely came from the academic discipline of classics, the seeds contained within their works spread to several cognate fields, perhaps especially philosophy and political theory"--
Number of Pages: 268.0
Genre: Philosophy
Sub-Genre: History + Surveys / Ancient + Classical
Series Title: Cambridge Critical Guides
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: October 31, 2015
TCIN: 50310224
UPC: 9781107052703
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-8295

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