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Citizens and Statesmen : A Study of Aristotle's Politics :  A Study of Aristotle's Politics - Mary P. Nichols

Citizens and Statesmen : A Study of Aristotle's Politics

A Study of Aristotle's Politics

Paperback Published: November 1991
ISBN: 9780847677030
Number Of Pages: 288

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Two important criticisms of contemporary liberalism turn to Aristotle's political thought for support - that which advocates participatory democracy, and that sympathetic to the rule of a virtuous or philosophic elite. In this commentary on Aristotle's politics the author explores how Aristotle offers political rule as an alternative to both the rule of aristocratic virtue and an unchecked participatory democracy. Writing in lucid prose, she offers an interpretation grounded in a close reading of the text, and combining a respectful and patient attempt to understand Aristotle in his own terms with a wide, sympathetic, and argumentative reading in the secondary literature.

...remarkably successful at showing how Aristotle's thought sheds light on contemporary concerns without distorting either.--Delba Winthrop, Harvard University

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Origins of the Cityp. 13
Finding a Place for Beast and Godp. 53
Turning Regimes into Politiesp. 85
The Best Regime and the Limits of Politicsp. 125
Citizens, Statesmen, and Modern Political Theoryp. 169
Endnotesp. 177
Works Frequently Citedp. 223
Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9780847677030
ISBN-10: 0847677036
Series: Perspectives on Classical Political and Social Thought
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: November 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.37