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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 govt. 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. not like different modern works at the Politics, Simpson's philosophical remark isn't really, keep by the way, a dialogue of philological and ancient questions, a speculative elaboration of Aristotle's arguments, or a comparability of the philosopher's principles with these of different historical and smooth theorists. Such remedies, argues Simpson, needs to be grounded in a radical realizing of the philosophical content material of the work--a aspect that underscores the necessity for this thorough and exact 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 beneficial observation at the philosophical argument within the Politics and should function a legitimate foundation for destiny examine of Aristotle's political concept.

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