By Peter L. Phillips Simpson
The Politics, Aristotle's vintage paintings at the nature of political group, has been a touchstone of Western debates approximately society and govt. during this quantity, Peter Simpson offers an entire philosophical remark at the Politics, an research of the logical constitution of the full 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, retailer 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 alternative old and sleek theorists. Such remedies, argues Simpson, needs to be grounded in a radical figuring out 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 priceless statement at the philosophical argument within the Politics and may function a legitimate foundation for destiny examine of Aristotle's political proposal.
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