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The politics

Author: Aristotle.; T A Sinclair; Trevor J Saunders
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 1992.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Presents an analysis based on a study of over 150 city constitutions, covering a range of political issues in order to establish which types of constitution are best - both ideally and in particular  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aristotle.; T A Sinclair; Trevor J Saunders
ISBN: 0140444211 9780140444216
OCLC Number: 298508131
Notes: Reprint. This rev. ed originally published: ©1981. With a revised bibliography.
Description: 508 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Translator's introduction, T.A. Sinclair: Aristotle's life and work; Aristotle's politics in the past; Aristotle's politics today. Reviser's introduction, T.J. Saunders: a modern report on the politics; teaching and research in the Lyceum; the contents and structure of "The Politics"; Aristotle's philosophical assumptions; why read "The Politics"; the revised translation - principles of revision, translation of key terms, refractory terms, italicized prefaces to chapters, numerical references. "The Politics" Book 1: the state of an association; the state exists by nature - the two "pairs", formation of the household, formation of the village, formation of the state, the state and the individual; the household and its slaves; the slave as a tool; slavery as part of a universal natural pattern; the relation between legal and natural slavery; the nature of rule over slaves; the natural method of acquiring goods; natural and unnatural methods of acquiring goods; the proper limits of household - management - the unnaturalness of money-lending; some practical considerations - especially on the creation of monopoly; brief analysis of the authority of husband and father; morality and efficiency in the household. Book 2: introduction to ideal states - how far should sharing go?; extreme unity in Plato's "Republic"; extreme unity is impractical; further objections to community of wives and children; the ownership of property; criticisms of Plato's laws; the constitution of Phaleas; the constitution of Hippodamus; criticisms of Spartan constitution the Helots. (Part contents)
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Aristotle ; translated by T.A. Sinclair ; revised and re-presented by Trevor J. Saunders.

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