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Politics: Books I and II

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Politics: Books I and II by * Aristotle
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This volume contains a clear and accurate translation of the first two books of Aristotle's Politics, together with a philosophical commentary. The Politics is a key document in Western political thought. In these first two books, Aristotle shows his mastery of political theory and practice, and raises many theoretical and practical political issues which are still with us today. In Book I, he argues vigorously for a political theory based on 'nature'. By nature, man is a 'political animal', one naturally fitted for life in a polis or state. Some people, however, are natural slaves; and women are by nature subordinate to men. Exchange and acquisition are natural, but not trading for profit. In Book II, by contrast, he sharply attacks Plato's two 'utopias', the Republic and the Laws, and also attacks three historical states reputed to be well-governed - Sparta, Crete, and Carthage. This volume is well suited to the requirements of students, including those who do not know Greek.
Release date Australia
December 7th, 1995
Author
Contributor
Translated by Trevor J. Saunders
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Pages
210
Dimensions
137x214x14
ISBN-13
9780198248941
Product ID
2396080

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