Aristotle's Politics: Living Well and Living Together by Eugene Garver

By Eugene Garver

“Man is a political animal,” Aristotle asserts close to the start of the Politics. during this novel interpreting of 1 of the foundational texts of political philosophy, Eugene Garver strains the superb implications of Aristotle’s declare and explores the treatise’s relevance to ongoing political matters. frequently brushed aside as overly grounded in Aristotle’s particular second in time, in reality the Politics demanding situations modern understandings of human motion and permits us to higher see ourselves today.

Close exam of Aristotle’s treatise, Garver reveals, finds an important, useful function for philosophy to play in politics. Philosophers current arguments approximately issues—such because the correct and the great, justice and modes of governance, the relation among the great individual and the great citizen, and the nature of a superb life—that politicians needs to then make attractive to their fellow electorate. finishing Garver’s trilogy on Aristotle’s precise imaginative and prescient, Aristotle’s Politics yields new methods of pondering ethics and politics, old and modern.

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