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 offers an entire philosophical observation at the Politics, an research of the logical constitution of the whole textual content and every of its constitutive arguments and conclusions. in contrast to different modern works at the Politics, Simpson's philosophical remark isn't, keep by the way, a dialogue of philological and historic questions, a speculative elaboration of Aristotle's arguments, or a comparability of the philosopher's principles with these of different historic 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 cutting edge translation of it (UNC Press, 1997), this publication will stand as a necessary statement at the philosophical argument within the Politics and may function a valid foundation for destiny research of Aristotle's political notion.

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