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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 executive. during this quantity, Peter Simpson provides a whole philosophical observation 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 statement isn't really, shop by the way, a dialogue of philological and old questions, a speculative elaboration of Aristotle's arguments, or a comparability of the philosopher's rules with these of alternative old and sleek theorists. Such remedies, argues Simpson, needs to be grounded in a radical knowing of the philosophical content material of the work--a element that underscores the necessity for this thorough and actual research. Keyed to the traditional Greek textual content in addition to to Simpson's personal leading edge translation of it (UNC Press, 1997), this publication will stand as a worthwhile statement at the philosophical argument within the Politics and should function a legitimate foundation for destiny research of Aristotle's political notion.

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