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Based on the Jowett translation revised by Jonathan Barnes, this edition includes a select bibliography, notes, a guide to the main events of Aristotle s life and an analytic introduction.


  • Title: The Politics
  • Author: Aristotle A.T. Sinclair Trevor J. Saunders
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Aristotle A.T. Sinclair Trevor J. Saunders

Greece Arabic Bulgarian Russian Alternate European spelling Aristoteles Aristotle 384 322 B.C numbers among the greatest philosophers of all time Judged solely in terms of his philosophical influence, only Plato is his peer Aristotle s works shaped centuries of philosophy from Late Antiquity through the Renaissance, and even today continue to be studied with keen, non antiquarian interest A prodigious researcher and writer, Aristotle left a great body of work, perhaps numbering as many as two hundred treatises, from which approximately thirty one survive His extant writings span a wide range of disciplines, from logic, metaphysics and philosophy of mind, through ethics, political theory, aesthetics and rhetoric, and into such primarily non philosophical fields as empirical biology, where he excelled at detailed plant and animal observation and taxonomy In all these areas, Aristotle s theories have provided illumination, met with resistance, sparked debate, and generally stimulated the sustained interest of an abiding readership.Because of its wide range and its remoteness in time, Aristotle s philosophy defies easy encapsulation The long history of interpretation and appropriation of Aristotelian texts and themes spanning over two millennia and comprising philosophers working within a variety of religious and secular traditions has rendered even basic points of interpretation controversial The set of entries on Aristotle in this site addresses this situation by proceeding in three tiers First, the present, general entry offers a brief account of Aristotle s life and characterizes his central philosophical commitments, highlighting his most distinctive methods and most influential achievements Second are General Topics which offer detailed introductions to the main areas of Aristotle s philosophical activity Finally, there follow Special Topics which investigate in greater detail narrowly focused issues, especially those of central concern in recent Aristotelian scholarship



Comments The Politics

  • Tim

    I personally find it tough to do any sort of a review on the classics, as just about everything that can be said about a 2400 year old treatise has probably been said. However, like scripture, everyone has their own interpretation of these kinds of documents from antiquity. The interpretations, like any reading, have to do with the culture and time in which one was raised, the society and government around them, as well as one’s age and any previous influential readings and/or life experience. [...]


  • Jeremy

    This is quite a turn away from the optimistic "we can figure it all out" tone of the Nicomachean Ethics. In trying to confront both what a state is and how it functions, he creates this weird/insidious master/slave hierarchy, expanding it to encompass children, women, basically anyone who isn't a member of the Athenian aristocracy. While this in and of itself isn't really shocking considering how the typical greek polis maintained and grew it's own power (i.e. going to war, stealing women, land [...]


  • Ana Rînceanu

    An interesting treatise, but I can see why only those interested in political theory return to it.


  • Jonathan Karmel

    In Politics, Aristotle theorized that in a perfect world, a monarchy would be a benevolent dictatorship, an aristocracy would be rule by the virtuous and democracy would be rule by the people. But because of human frailty, monarchy actually becomes tyranny, aristocracy actually becomes oligarchy and pure democracy actually becomes mob rule. The practical solution is a form of government that mixes elements of a single ruler, rule by the few and majority rule.This idea survived and evolved, and e [...]


  • Cody

    Come on Aristotle! You really wrote a lame book man. I'm gonna have to go read Plato's Republic to shake the funk out. I mean hey, I know you're supposed to be one of the world's greatest thinkers and you were the founder of formal logic and all. But dude, your ethics suck. What the jazz are you talking about in this book about how everyone needs to be ruled, and those who lack the rationality to rule themselves need to be ruled by others? I mean, I guess that ends up happening to people who lac [...]


  • Keegan

    I can't give a rating to Aristotle's Politics.That being said, Aristotle's political philosophy runs on a horrendously fallacious naturalistic track, leading him to bizarre conclusions abouteverything.It was perhaps useful as a way of solidifying my conceptions of the wheelings and dealings of classical-era poleis, especially having read this alongside Thucydides, where the abstract, nuanced comparisons Aristotle makes between direct democracy and oligarchy find grounding in the brutality of the [...]


  • Fernando Ferreira

    Os especialistas e entendidos no assunto dizem que Aristóteles é uma das figuras intelectuais mais importantes de todos os tempos — que ele é, juntamente com Platão, um dos fundadores da razão ocidental.Dizem os especialistas também que a “Política”, do mesmo Aristóteles, é um dos livros mais importantes já escritos, um dos textos seminais da reflexão política.Mas, olhando ao nosso redor, nós, homens do século XXI, vemos que nossa realidade, nosso mundo, é muito diferente da [...]


  • Mohannad Najjar

    شرح في هذا الكتاب أرسطو كل تصوّرُه عن الدولة و مكان الفرد: المواطن/ العبد/ المرأة / الفلاح/ الأجانب فيها،لا يبدو الكتاب مُغرياً و مُحفزاً للقراءة. لكنه عهد قطعناه على أنفسنا -بنادي كتاب الفلسفة السياسية- أن نقرأ كامل الكتاب -ولو بدا مملاً ثقيلاً- و نتناقش حوله على مدى الخمسة الج [...]


  • Genni

    “Man is a political animal.”-The perfect springboard for Aristotle's political tome. The book is largely divided, though not perfectly sectioned off, into sections concerning his political philosophy and analysis. His philosophy was a little difficult to ascertain. His idea of a citizen is severely limited, arguing that men are born to “rule or be ruled”. He says that the same means are needed to make a good man as a good constitution. And his insistence that the whole comes before the p [...]


  • Amira Hosam

    talks about state of nature and how to set "state" ,how to set laws and types of government and which type is the best ? also talks about human nature and how to make it good by education, proper upbringing and music . may be it is long book , contains many names and many details which need specialist in political sciences or philosophy but u can get also usefulness from it by knowing types of governments, how to make human nature better also the main target is " that book will make u think in e [...]


  • Phoenix2

    I especially enjoy Aristotle's works, as he is easy to read and his philosophy is beautifully stractured. In this book, some of the foundamental ideas of politics are presented, again with an ease so everyone could understand them and see how he reached his conclusion by a logical order.


  • Chris

    This was my first political science book, and I was surprised to see it becoming a real page turner after the first two hundred pages. I had no idea how important the middle group of people are in a state. I don't know how much this corresponds to the present, but you hear on the news how the middle class is disappearing, the rich are getting richer and the poorer are getting poorer, and now all of a sudden there is cause for alarm because Aristotle says this is how nations become unraveled!The [...]


  • Robert Davis

    Aristotle speaks through the ages in his classic Politics. Many of his observations, especially those on education, were prescient and are as relevant today as they were 2400 years ago. Aristotle examines different kinds of government and the advantages and dangers of each. He includes insight into many of the problems of democratic government that would be left unsolved for 2000 years- and some that remain unsolved. Aristotle not only predicts the dangers of socialism and communism, but also th [...]


  • Kimberly Carson

    Struggling to fully absorb the idea that Aristotle is a product of his time, but seemingly insurmountably disturbed by aggressive sexism.


  • Sylvia You

    우리나라 정치 및 근대사를 좋아하고 관심있어하는 나로써는 정말 재미있게 읽었다. 인간은 이천년전이나 지금이나 다름없다는 사실과. 아리스토텔레스의 통찰력이 대단하다.


  • Xitsuka

    To anyone who is interested in this book: make sure you read Ethics first.This is the first Aristotle I have read and I have more questions than opinions. It might turn out that this review is a total stupidity but -- I've done worse (plus I'm a heartless bitch). So here we go.0) The nicknames "divine Plato and daemonic Aristotle".I heard this notion from Leo Strauss in his lecture on Symposium and I kept wondering what this could mean. Still have no idea what it could mean -- that Plato is as d [...]


  • Marcos San Juan

    No me atreveré a hacer un resumen de una obra filosófica del clásico occidental, ni caeré en lo vulgar que ya constaté en otros lectores de que criticaron a este libro (o a la filosofía en general) concentrando el foco de sus reseñas en la propia desaprobación de las conclusiones presentadas en el texto (para disparar su propia vanidad y moralidad, considerando en su mayoría argumentos que son claramente visibles centurias después) no por lógica, sino por dogmas sociales aprendidos e [...]


  • Matt

    As Plato’s writings have been a cornerstone of Western thought, so have those of his pupil Aristotle through his own lectures and treatise sometimes agreed and disagreed with his teacher while shaping the views of millions over the millennia. Politics is one of the most important political treatise that has impacted society as it is studied alongside Plato’s own Republic not because they agree, but how they agree through different methods and disagree in conclusions.Unlike the approach of Pl [...]


  • Galicius

    Book ICommunities and states are established to bring the greatest good to its members. Qualifications of a king and master or householder are not the same as some (Plato) think. It’s not just the number of subjects they have to deal with. A statesman is also different and he rules when citizens set up a government and rule by political science. But there are different kinds of rule.Aristotle goes no to consider the relationship between master and slave, absolute and relative meaning of the te [...]


  • Ken Moten

    "Every state is a community of some kind, and every community is established with a view to some good; for mankind always act in order to obtain that which they think good. But, if all communities aim at some good, the state or political community, which is the highest of all, and which embraces all the rest, aims, and in a greater degree than any other, at the highest good." from Book I I read this book for one of my political science classes and it marks my introduction to Aristotle. I have to [...]


  • Sergei Ter-Tumasov

    Наконец-таки я прочитал эту книгу (не прошло и месяца)!!!!! Это было нелегко, порой трудно было сосредоточиться на мыслях Aristotle и включался автопилот. Но автор в этом не виноват, вся вина на мне, потому что я не совсем ясно себе представлял, что это за книга такая. Просто захотел [...]


  • Maria

    Aristotle, as well as Plato, holds that individuals aren't but part of a community, does not give rise to women in public, comparing them with slaves. Justifying slavery with nature, justifying all social malaise, responding to an anti democratic way of thinking, hence the need to say who is a citizen and who is not. Author atrocious, proving the insanity of the times before Christ, and the urgent need to revise more democratic and fairer systems. it's very clear how classical authors tends to t [...]


  • Justin Tapp

    There are so many consequential ideas in this book that it's amazing it's not required reading in Western classrooms anymore. The Benjamin Jowett translation is easily accessible in many formats. Perhaps just as it was "lost" to the Middle Ages until "rediscovered" and translated into Latin in the 12th century it is lost to today.Prerequisites for reading this book are Plato's Republic and The Laws, of which I read the former. The Republic is the more important as Aristotle spends much time crit [...]


  • ziombel

    The work of Aristotle is a good source about the types of regimes prevailing in antiquity. The author describes both the disadvantages and the advantages of such regimes. The interesting thing is that in many places you can see that socialism and its related ideas are nothing new, because the author repeatedly mentions even with regimes that tried to set the equality of humans or plunder the rich to the poor. If someone is interested in various forms of governance in ancient Greece is recommende [...]


  • Ben

    One of the gifts I received for Christmas, which seems like such a long time ago now, was a £25 voucher to use on amazon. As soon as I saw the three-thousand digit code on the back of the card, I realised that there was only one thing I’d spend all that money on, books. That thought brought on a very rare occasion that I can’t take for granted: I made a rash decision and didn’t regret it. I bought The Collected Works of Plato, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, How to be both, Crime a [...]


  • Rowland Pasaribu

    In many ways, the Politics is a companion volume to the “Nicomachean Ethics”, in which Aristotle defines a life of good quality and sets about describing how it should be achieved. The Politics, to a large extent, is an effort to describe the kind of political association that would best facilitate the ends described in the Ethics.However, the Politics is not subservient to the Ethics. Aristotle's claim is not that cities must exist to serve the ends of individuals. Rather, he claims that in [...]


  • Александр Шушпанов

    Вообще критики Аристотеля критикуют его, в основном, по двум большим направлениям - относительно Платона почти ничего нового не сказал и был первым этатистом, ещё до того, как этатизм изобрели. А, ну ещё феминистки считают его прародителем всех мужских шовинистических свин [...]


  • Borum

    This is my first time at reading Aristotle, and I thought I was ready after being trained by Plato's dialogues. Boy was I mistaken. I also made the error of not reading the Nichomachean Ethics before reading the Politics. It might not have mattered, but I'm considering reading the Politics again after I read the Ethics to get a better grasp at Aristotle's idea of political virtue and the difference between the virtue of man and the virtue of a citizen.Aristotle and Plato is like the two sides of [...]


  • Alan Johnson

    I initially read Sir Ernest Barker's translation of Aristotle's Politics in 1965. The present edition by Carnes Lord includes an excellent translation and introduction with helpful endnotes regarding the meaning of important Greek terms, relevant ancient history, alternative translations, and variations in the manuscript sources. As for Aristotle's work itself, one finds many objectionable things (slavery, the inferior role of women typical of ancient Athenian society, the also typical incorpora [...]


  • Varlık Özerciyes

    Aristo'nun anayasa nasıl yapılır, sistemlerın kıyaslamalar, toplum yaşamına yönelik düzenleme önerilerini içeren ders notları ya da kitapları için söyleyecek çok şey var, ara sayfalara not düştüm. Kitap Aristo'nun hocalarıyla Platon Sokrates olan ayrılıkları ile başlıyor, aile yaşantısı çocuk yetiştirmeye varana değin düzenleme önerilerini barındırıyor. Sorunların ya da düşüncelerin güzümüzle paralellik göstermesi ilginç. Düşünce yapısını verdi [...]


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