The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle's Politics (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)

The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle's Politics (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)

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Cambridge University Press, 8/29/2013
EAN 9781107004689, ISBN10: 1107004683

Hardcover, 446 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

One of the most influential works in the history of political theory, Aristotle's Politics is a treatise in practical philosophy, intended to inform legislators and to create the conditions for virtuous and self-sufficient lives for the citizens of a state. In this Companion, distinguished scholars offer new perspectives on the work and its themes. After an opening exploration of the relation between Aristotle's ethics and his politics, the central chapters follow the sequence of the eight books of the Politics, taking up questions such as the role of reason in legitimizing rule, the common good, justice, slavery, private property, citizenship, democracy and deliberation, unity, conflict, law and authority, and education. The closing chapters discuss the interaction between Aristotle's political thought and contemporary democratic theory. The volume will provide a valuable resource for those studying ancient philosophy, classics, and the history of political thought.

Introduction Marguerite Deslauriers and Pierre Destrée
1. The political character of Aristotle's ethics Dorothea Frede
2. The rule of reason Fred D. Miller, Jr
3. Economy and private property Karen Margrethe Nielsen
4. Natural slavery Pierre Pellegrin (translated by E. Zoli Filotas)
5. Political unity and inequality Marguerite Deslauriers
6. Civic virtue
citizenship, ostracism, and war Andrés Rosler
7. The common good Donald Morrison
8. Natural, ethical, and political justice Marco Zingano
9. Law, governance, and political obligation Christoph Horn
10. Claims to rule
the case of the multitude Melissa Lane
11. Faction Antony Hatzistavrou
12. Education, leisure and politics Pierre Destrée
13. Deliberating and acting together Bryan Garsten
14. Aristotle and Rawls on the common good Richard Kraut
Further reading Thornton Lockwood.