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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 govt. during this quantity, Peter Simpson provides an entire philosophical remark at the Politics, an research of the logical constitution of the total textual content and every of its constitutive arguments and conclusions. not like different modern works at the Politics, Simpson's philosophical statement 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 rules with these of different historical and smooth theorists. Such remedies, argues Simpson, has to be grounded in an intensive knowing of the philosophical content material of the work--a aspect that underscores the necessity for this thorough and exact research. Keyed to the traditional Greek textual content in addition to to Simpson's personal leading edge translation of it (UNC Press, 1997), this booklet will stand as a necessary statement at the philosophical argument within the Politics and should function a valid foundation for destiny learn of Aristotle's political proposal.

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