He who thus considers things in their first growth and origin, whether a state or anything else, will obtain the clearest view of them. In the first place there must be a union of those who cannot exist without each other; namely, of male and female, that the race may continue (and this is a union which is formed, not of deliberate purpose, but because, in common with other animals and with plants, mankind have a natural desire to leave behind them an image of themselves).
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I thought the translation was a bit wooden. This is by design, Carnes Lord wanted to stay as true to the elliptical style of Aristotle. Somewhat of a difficult read for me. The introduction is worth ... Read full review
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Aristotle's Politics discusses the different ways to manage a state, arguing in favour of those he considers best. Politics is not a complete work: some chapters end abruptly and discussions promised ... Read full review