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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 executive. during this quantity, Peter Simpson offers a whole philosophical statement at the Politics, an research of the logical constitution of the full textual content and every of its constitutive arguments and conclusions. not like different modern works at the Politics, Simpson's philosophical observation isn't really, shop by the way, a dialogue of philological and ancient questions, a speculative elaboration of Aristotle's arguments, or a comparability of the philosopher's rules with these of different historic and glossy theorists. Such remedies, argues Simpson, needs to be grounded in an intensive knowing of the philosophical content material of the work--a element 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 worthwhile observation at the philosophical argument within the Politics and should function a legitimate foundation for destiny examine of Aristotle's political idea.

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