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The Resource Aristotle's Politics : a critical guide, edited by Thornton Lockwood and Thanassis Samaras

Aristotle's Politics : a critical guide, edited by Thornton Lockwood and Thanassis Samaras

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Aristotle's Politics : a critical guide
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Aristotle's Politics
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a critical guide
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edited by Thornton Lockwood and Thanassis Samaras
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eng
Summary
"Arguably the foundational text of Western political theory, Aristotle's Politics has become one of the most widely and carefully studied works in ethical and political philosophy. This volume of essays offers fresh interpretations of Aristotle's key work and opens new paths for students and scholars to explore. The contributors embrace a variety of methodological approaches that range across the disciplines of classics, political science, philosophy, and ancient history. Their essays illuminate perennial questions such as the relationship between individual and community, the nature of democratic deliberation, and how to improve political institutions. Offering groundbreaking studies that both set Aristotle within the context of his own time and draw on contemporary discussion of his writings, this collection will provide researchers with an understanding of many of the major scholarly debates surrounding this key text. Aristotle's Politics is the second part of what the Nicomachean Ethics calls "a philosophy of human things" (X.9.1181b15). Its analyses range over the nature of the household, criticisms of previous thinkers and legislators, the underlying structure of different forms of political organization, varieties of different governments, the causes and curatives of political dissolution or revolution, and the nature of the best political organization. Scholarship on Aristotle's Politics in the last twenty-five years - datable, perhaps, to the eleventh Symposium Aristotelicum (1987) which was devoted to the Politics - has undergone an almost unprecedented resurgence. During that period, Anglophone authors alone published over twenty book-length studies and over ten (either whole or in part) translations of the Politics; during the same period, seven other collections of scholarly articles were devoted to topics in the Politics, along with several hundred journal articles. No other work in Aristotle's corpus - with the exception of the Nicomachean Ethics - has been the object of such scrutiny. But whereas the scholars who convened to study the Politics at the eleventh Symposium Aristotelicum largely came from the academic discipline of classics, the seeds contained within their works spread to several cognate fields, perhaps especially philosophy and political theory."--
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1967-
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  • Lockwood, Thornton
  • Samaras, Thanassis
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Cambridge critical guides
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  • Aristotle
  • Political science
  • State, The
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Aristotle's Politics : a critical guide, edited by Thornton Lockwood and Thanassis Samaras
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-255) and index
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Contents
Introduction / Thornton Lockwood and Thanassis Samaras -- 1. On logos and politics in Aristotle / Jill Frank -- 2. Is politics a natural science? / Pierre Pellegrin -- 3. Political rule over women in Politics I / Marguerite Deslauriers -- 4. Politics II: political critique, political theorizing, political innovation / Thornton Lockwood -- 5. Politeia in Greek literature, inscriptions, and in Aristotle's Politics: reflections on translation and interpretation / J. J. Mulhern -- 6. The 'mixed regime' in Aristotle's Politics / Ryan Balot -- 7. Aristotle and the question of citizenship / Thanassis Samaras -- 8. Aristotle, political decision making, and the many / Christopher Bobonich -- 9. Little to do with justice: Aristotle on distributing political power / Eckart Schutrumpf -- 10. Aristotle on the corruption of regimes: resentment and justice / Arlene W. Saxonhouse -- 11. Aristotle on improving imperfect cities / Pierre Destree -- 12. Nature, history and Aristotle's best possible regime / Josiah Ober
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FIEb17776351
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24 cm.
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ix, 259 pages
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9781107052703
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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(OCoLC)910802402
Label
Aristotle's Politics : a critical guide, edited by Thornton Lockwood and Thanassis Samaras
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-255) 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 / Thornton Lockwood and Thanassis Samaras -- 1. On logos and politics in Aristotle / Jill Frank -- 2. Is politics a natural science? / Pierre Pellegrin -- 3. Political rule over women in Politics I / Marguerite Deslauriers -- 4. Politics II: political critique, political theorizing, political innovation / Thornton Lockwood -- 5. Politeia in Greek literature, inscriptions, and in Aristotle's Politics: reflections on translation and interpretation / J. J. Mulhern -- 6. The 'mixed regime' in Aristotle's Politics / Ryan Balot -- 7. Aristotle and the question of citizenship / Thanassis Samaras -- 8. Aristotle, political decision making, and the many / Christopher Bobonich -- 9. Little to do with justice: Aristotle on distributing political power / Eckart Schutrumpf -- 10. Aristotle on the corruption of regimes: resentment and justice / Arlene W. Saxonhouse -- 11. Aristotle on improving imperfect cities / Pierre Destree -- 12. Nature, history and Aristotle's best possible regime / Josiah Ober
Control code
FIEb17776351
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 259 pages
Isbn
9781107052703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910802402

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