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The Politics of Aristotle,

Author: Aristotle.; Ernest Barker, Sir
Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1946.
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Aristotle.
Politics of Aristotle.
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1946
(OCoLC)1103284334
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aristotle.; Ernest Barker, Sir
ISBN: 0195003063 9780195003062 0198141114 9780198141112
OCLC Number: 429227
Description: 2 preliminary leaves, [iii]-lxxvi, 411, [1] pages 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
I. The historical background of the Politics --
1. The period down to 347 --
2. The period from 347-335 --
3. The period after 335 --
II. The scientific background of the Politics --
1. The personality of Aristotle and the characteristics of his approach to politics --
2. The Aristotelian School in Lyceum --
3. The Aristotelian writings and their different styles --
4. The composition and structure of the Politics --
(a) The different sections or 'methods' --
(b) The problem of the order of the books --
(c) The problem of the chronology of different sections of the Politics --
III. The substance and argument of the Politics --
1. The idea of the Polis --
2. The natural character of the Polis --
3. The dominance of the Polis --
4. The ideal Polis and the criticism of actual states --
5. Aristotle's conception of law --
6. Aristotle's theory of 'economy' and education --
7. The later history of Aristotle's political theory --
IV. The vocabulary of the Politics --
1. The vocabulary of the conception of state --
2. The vocabulary of the conception of government --
3. The vocabulary of the conceptions of law and justice --
4. Philosophical terms --
5. Social and moral terms --
Translation of Aristotle's Politics --
Book I. The theory of the household --
A. The political association, and its relation to other associations --
B. The association of the household and its different factors --
1. The constituent elements of the household --
2. Slavery --
3. Property and the art of acquisition --
4. Marriage, parenthood, and the general management of the household --
Book II. Review of ideal states --
A. Ideal states in theory --
1. Plato's Republic --
2. Plato's Laws --
3. Phaleas of Chalcedon --
4. Hippodamus of Miletus --
B. Actual states which approach the ideal --
1. The Spartan constitution --
2. The Cretan type of constitution --
3. The Carthaginian constitution --
4. Postscript on other legislators --
Book III. The theory of citizenship and constitutions --
A. Citizenship --
B. Constitutions and their classifications --
C. The principles of oligarchy and democracy, and the nature of distributive justice --
D. Kingship and its forms. Book IV. Actual constitutions and their varieties --
A. Introductory --
B. The varieties of the main types of constitution, especially democracy, oligarchy, and 'polity' --
C. The type of constitution which is most generally practicable --
D. What sort of constitution is desirable for what sort of civic body? --
E. The methods of establishing constitutions, in relation to the three powers-deliberative, executive, and judicial --
Book V. Causes of revolution and constitutional change --
A. The general causes of revolution and change in all types of constitution --
B. The particular causes of revolution and change in different types of constitution --
1. Democracies --
2. Oligarchies --
3. Aristocracies --
4. The methods of ensuring constitutional stability in the three previous types of constitution --
5. Monarchies-including both kingships and tyrannies --
Book VI. Methods of constructing democracies and oligarchies --
A. The construction of democracies --
B. The construction of oligarchies --
Book VII. Political ideals and educational principles --
A. Political ideals: the nature of the highest good and of the best and happiest life --
B. The population, the territory, the natural endowment of the inhabitants, the social structure and the physical planning of the central city, in an ideal state --
1. The population --
2. The territory --
3. The natural endowment --
4. The social structure --
5. The planning of the central city --
C. The general principles of education --
1. The end and the means --
2. Education and citizenship: education for leisure, and education of character --
D. The early stages of education --
1. The regulation of marriage of the purpose of ensuring a good offspring --
2. The nursery and the infant school --
Book VIII. The training of youth --
A. The general scheme of training --
B. Physical training, or gymnastic --
C. The aims and methods of education in music --
Appendixes --
I. The conception of politics in the Ethics and the Rhetoric --
II. The conception of justice, law, and equity in the Ethics and the Rhetoric --
III. The classification of constitutions in the Ethics and the Rhetoric --
IV. Aristotle on the constitution of Athens --
V. The political miscellanies of Aristotle.
Responsibility: translated, with an introduction, notes and appendixes, by Ernest Barker ...

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