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The Resource Aristotle on political community, David J. Riesbeck, Rice University, Houston

Aristotle on political community, David J. Riesbeck, Rice University, Houston

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Aristotle on political community
Title
Aristotle on political community
Statement of responsibility
David J. Riesbeck, Rice University, Houston
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Aristotle's claims that 'man is a political animal' and that political community 'exists for the sake of living well' have frequently been celebrated by thinkers of divergent political persuasions. The details of his political philosophy, however, have often been regarded as outmoded, contradictory, or pernicious. This book takes on the major problems that arise in attempting to understand how the central pieces of Aristotle's political thought fit together: can a conception of politics that seems fundamentally inclusive and egalitarian be reconciled with a vision of justice that seems uncompromisingly hierarchical and authoritarian? Riesbeck argues that Aristotle's ideas about the distinctive nature and value of political community, political authority, and political participation are coherent and consistent with his aristocratic standards of justice. The result is a theory that, while not free of problems, remains a potentially fruitful resource for contemporary thinking about the persistent problems of political life. --
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Riesbeck, David J.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aristotle
  • Aristotle
  • Kings and rulers
Label
Aristotle on political community, David J. Riesbeck, Rice University, Houston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: community and exclusion. 1. Paradoxes of monarchy. 2. Community, friendship, and justice. 3. From the household to the city. 4. Rule and justice in the household and the city. 5. Citizenship, constitutions, and political justice. 6. Kingship as political rule and political community. Conclusion: ruling and being ruled
Control code
ocn946579797
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 322 pages
Isbn
9781107107021
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016008993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)946579797
Label
Aristotle on political community, David J. Riesbeck, Rice University, Houston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: community and exclusion. 1. Paradoxes of monarchy. 2. Community, friendship, and justice. 3. From the household to the city. 4. Rule and justice in the household and the city. 5. Citizenship, constitutions, and political justice. 6. Kingship as political rule and political community. Conclusion: ruling and being ruled
Control code
ocn946579797
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 322 pages
Isbn
9781107107021
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016008993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)946579797

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