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The problems of a political animal : community, justice, and conflict in Aristotelian political thought

Author: Bernard Yack
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author offers a new interpretation of Aristotelian thought by describing Aristotle's belief of community as a conflict-ridden fact of everyday life, as well as an ideal of social harmony. He then  Read more...

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Named Person: Aristotle; Aristote; Aristotle.; Aristoteles; Aristoteles.; Aristotle
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Yack
ISBN: 0520081668 9780520081666 0520081676 9780520081673
OCLC Number: 26300005
Description: ix, 309 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Political Community as a Term of Distinction --
Distorted Images of Aristotelian Politics --
Interpretive Approaches --
1. Community --
The Communal Animal --
The Forms of Friendship and Justice --
Aristotelian Community and Modern Social Theory --
2. Political Community --
The Defining Characteristics of Political Community --
The Political Animal --
The Ancient Polis and Modern Political Communities --
Appendix. Monarchy add Political Community --
3. Political Teleology --
The Naturalness of the Polis --
Politics and the Good Life --
An Anthropocentric Universe? --
The Good Life in Imperfect Political Communities --
4. Political Friendship --
Neither Brothers nor Comrades --
The Dangers of Political Intimacy --
Political Friendship and the Inconveniences of Political Life --
5. Political Justice --
Political Justice and Reciprocity --
Natural and Conventional Right --
The Subject of Justice --
General and Distributive Justice --
A Political Conception of the Common Good --
6. The Rule of Law --
What Is Law? --
Adjudication --
A Political Conception of the Rule of Law --
7. Class Conflict and the Mixed Regime --
Class Conflict in Ancient Greece --
A Political Understanding of Class Conflict --
Perceived Injustice and Class Interests --
Political Friends, Class Enemies --
The Mixed Regime and Political Justice --
Appendix. "Political Revolution": A Missing Aristotelian Category --
8. The Good Life in Political Context --
Moral Character in Political Context --
Misfortune and the Asymmetry Between Praise and Blame --
Moral Conflict in Political Context --
9. The Good Life in Extrapolitical Context --
How Good Is the Aristotelian Good Life? --
The Tensions Within a Good Human Life.
Responsibility: Bernard Yack.
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