What is the relationship of the individual to the state? What is the ideal state, and how can it bring about the most desirable life for its citizens? What sort of education should it provide? What is the purpose of amassing wealth? These are some of the questions Aristotle attempts to answer in one of the most intellectually stimulating works.
Both heavily influenced by and critical of Plato's Republic and Laws, Politics represents the distillation of a lifetime of thought and observation. "Encyclopaedic knowledge has never, before or since, gone hand in hand with a logic so masculine or with speculation so profound," says H. W. C. Davis in his introduction. Students, teachers, and scholars will welcome this inexpensive new edition of the Benjamin Jowett translation, as will all readers interested in Greek thought, political theory, and depictions of the ideal state.
Aristotle's 'Politics' is a continuation of his earlier work the 'Nichomachean Ethics' (NE) and the two are actually designed to be part of the same general treatise on what makes... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Greg
Unlike other issues in this series, the sample pages provided don't go beyond the modern introduction, so there is no preview of Aristotle's style of argument, and how it is... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Yersin USA
Reading this will provide meaningful perspective and much food for thought regarding national forms of leadership existing in the distant past and today.Published 5 months ago by Zalman P. Saperstein
An excellent edition of Aristotle's great work, including a thorough study of the writer and his times--the Politics is quite a challenging work, and this is a fine translation of... Read morePublished 6 months ago by R. R, Castillo
Thank you very much, I received the book brand new like you mentioned. I will be recommending my friends and family to buy from you in the future.Published 7 months ago by darebillionaire
I saw the inside view that the letter was looking clear and easy.
But today I got the book that is different printed.
I'm so disappointed.... And very upset. Read more
Font could be a little more easy on the eyes and the chapters of each book should be more clearly marked.Published 11 months ago by nick massa
I ordered a Lord translation published by University of Chicago Press, but I received a Dover Thrift edition. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Eunsun Cho
Aristotle's Politics for under 5$. The facsimiles can be a bit messy, but it is worth the price. I recommend it.Published 12 months ago by Bill