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  • Copyright: 1998-03-01
  • Publisher: Hackett Pub Co Inc

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This volume contains a clear and accurate translation of the last two books of Aristotle's Politics, together with a philosophical commentary. It is designed for both professionals and students, including those who do not know Greek. As a key document in Western political thought Politicsraises and discusses many theoretical and practical political issues which are still debated today. In Books VII and VIII Aristotle gives his fullest picture of the ideal civic community as a model for actual political systems.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Translation Andcommentp. 1
1-5. the Citizenp. 3
6-8. the Constitutionsp. 19
9-13. Justicep. 28
14-18. King or Law?p. 49
1-2. Political Sciencep. 67
3-7. Subdivisions of The Constitutionsp. 73
8-13. Which Constitution Most Suits Most Cities?p. 88
14-16. Modes of Appointing Officersp. 112
Supplementary Essayp. 125
Select Bibliographyp. 149
Indexp. 153
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