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Politics, Books VII and VIII : Books VII and VIII - Aristotle .

Politics, Books VII and VIII

Books VII and VIII

By: Aristotle ., Richard Kraut (Translator)

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Published: 1st October 1997
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The Clarendon Aristotle Series is designed for both students and professionals. It provides accurate translations of selected Aristotelian texts, accompanied by incisive commentaries which focus on philosophical problems and issues. This volume contains a clear and accurate translation of the last two books of Aristotle's Politics, together with a philosophical commentary. It is well suited to the requirements of students, including those who do not know Greek. The Politics is a key document in Western political thought; it raises and discusses many theoretical and practical political issues which are still debated today. In Books VII and VIII Aristotle gives his fullest picture of the ideal civic community, as a model for actual political systems. In such a community citizens share equally in political deliberation by drawing on a common conception of the good, and all are educated by the city to participate in its culture. Aristotle's discussion ranges over such issues as commerce, property, marriage, abortion, censorship, education, and the place of music and poetry in civic life.

`provides precisely the kind of information and discussion needed by a serious reader interested in the Politics as a work of philosophy and is one of the most successful commentaries in the series.' R. F. Stanley, Journal of Hellenic Studies 22/03/2001

List of AbbreviationsTranslationCommentary Textual Note Bibliography Glossary Indexes

ISBN: 9780198751137
ISBN-10: 0198751133
Series: Clarendon Aristotle Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st October 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.5  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.43