Aristotle's "Politics": Second Edition

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University of Chicago Press, Mar 29, 2013 - Philosophy - 304 pages
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One of the fundamental works of Western political thought, Aristotle’s masterwork is the first systematic treatise on the science of politics. For almost three decades, Carnes Lord’s justly acclaimed translation has served as the standard English edition. Widely regarded as the most faithful to both the original Greek and Aristotle’s distinctive style, it is also written in clear, contemporary English.

This new edition of the Politics retains and adds to Lord’s already extensive notes, clarifying the flow of Aristotle’s argument and identifying literary and historical references. A glossary defines key terms in Aristotle’s philosophical-political vocabulary. Lord has made revisions to problematic passages throughout the translation in order to enhance both its accuracy and its readability. He has also substantially revised his introduction for the new edition, presenting an account of Aristotle’s life in relation to political events of his time; the character and history of his writings and of the Politics in particular; his overall conception of political science; and his impact on subsequent political thought from antiquity to the present. Further enhancing this new edition is an up-to-date selected bibliography.
 

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Contents

Introduction
vii
A Note on the Text and Translation
xli
Analysis of the Argument
xliii
Maps
xlvi
Politics
xlix
Book 1
1
Book 2
25
Book 3
62
Book 5
129
Book 6
171
Book 7
187
Book 8
223
Glossary
239
Select Bibliography
251
Index of Proper Names
257
General Index
261

Book 4
97

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About the author (2013)

Carnes Lord is professor of strategic leadership at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He is the author of Education and Culture in the Political Thought of Aristotle and The Modern Prince: What Leaders Need to Know Now, among other works.

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