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Politics : Hackett Classics - Aristotle


Hackett Classics

By: Aristotle, Joe Sachs (Editor), Lijun Gu (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 1st March 1998
ISBN: 9780872203884
Number Of Pages: 384

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No other English language translation of Aristotle's notoriously difficult work comes close to the standard of accuracy and readability set here by C.D.C. Reeve. The ideal choice for students and scholars alike, this volume provides the reader with more of the resources needed to understand Aristotle's argument than any other edition. An introductory essay by Reeve situates Politics in Aristotle's overall thought and offers an engaging critical introduction to its central argument. A detailed glossary, footnotes, bibliography, and indexes provide historical background, analytical assistance with particular passages, and a guide both to Aristotle's philosophy and to scholarship on it.

. . . this is an accurate translation which is well-presented and written in reasonably natural English. It makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of the Politics . . . . of the complete translations I have seen, I would regard this one as first choice for Greekless students at the postgraduate and more advanced undergraduate levels. For these students accuracy is of prime importance, and they should be able to make good use of the introduction and other supporting material that Reeve offers. I would also recommend this version to anyone lacking Greek who wants to do serious scholarly work on the Politics. --R. F. Stalley, in Polis This is an admirable translation, meticulous in its attention to Aristotle's Greek and judicious in its phrasing and choice of terms. It should prove invaluable to beginning students and scholars alike. --Richard Kraut, Northwestern University The beautifully crafted English of Reeve's translation is as crisp and lucid as Aristotle's Greek. One is constantly impressed with Reeve's instinct for the right word in rendering the rich vocabulary of Aristotle's thoughts about politics and for his ability to capture the subtleties of Aristotelian syntax. Highly recommended. --David Keyt, University of Washington

Introductionp. vii
Translation Andcommentp. 1
1-5. the Citizenp. 3
6-8. the Constitutionsp. 19
9-13. Justicep. 28
14-18. King or Law?p. 49
1-2. Political Sciencep. 67
3-7. Subdivisions of The Constitutionsp. 73
8-13. Which Constitution Most Suits Most Cities?p. 88
14-16. Modes of Appointing Officersp. 112
Supplementary Essayp. 125
Select Bibliographyp. 149
Indexp. 153
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ISBN: 9780872203884
ISBN-10: 0872203883
Series: Hackett Classics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st March 1998
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.7  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.35