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The Politics : Galaxy Books - Aristotle .

The Politics

Galaxy Books

By: Aristotle ., Sir Ernest Barker (Translator)

Paperback Published: 31st December 1962
ISBN: 9780195003062
Number Of Pages: 496
For Ages: 14+ years old

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Aristotle's Politics is a key document in Western political thought. In these first two books Aristotle shows his complete mastery of political theory and practice, and raises many crucial issues still with us today. In Book I he argues vigorously for a political theory based on 'nature'. By nature, man is a 'political animal', one naturally fitted for life in a polis or state. Some people, however, are natural slaves; and women are by nature subordinate to men. Acquisition and exchange are natural, but not trading for profit. In Book II he launches a sharp attack on Plato's two 'utopias', the Republic and the Laws, and also criticizes three historical states reputed to be well governed: Sparta, Crete, and Carthage. This volume contains a close translation of these two books, together with a philosophical commentary. It is well suited to the requirements of readers who do not know Greek.

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"The translation is very clear; good for the undergraduate classroom. The footnotes are excellent--helpful without being overwhelming."--Karen Adkins, University of Massachusetts at Amherst "Still the best [translation]; I haven't found any better."--Christopher Rocco, University of Connecticut "Excellent notes and summaries--very helpful."--Leslie Collins Edwards, University of California, San Diego "The translation is very clear; good for the undergraduate classroom. The footnotes are excellent--helpful without being overwhelming."--Karen Adkins, University of Massachusetts at Amherst "Still the best [translation]; I haven't found any better."--Christopher Rocco, University of Connecticut "Excellent notes and summaries--very helpful."--Leslie Collins Edwards, University of California, San Diego

ISBN: 9780195003062
ISBN-10: 0195003063
Series: Galaxy Books
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 14+ years old
For Grades: 9+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 31st December 1962
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.42 x 13.67  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.42

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