Aristotle on Political Community by David J. Riesbeck PDF

By David J. Riesbeck

ISBN-10: 1107107024

ISBN-13: 9781107107021

Aristotle's claims that 'man is a political animal' and that political group 'exists for the sake of residing good' have often been celebrated by means of thinkers of divergent political persuasions. the main points of his political philosophy, besides the fact that, have usually been considered as outdated, contradictory, or pernicious. This e-book takes at the significant difficulties that come up in trying to know how the important items of Aristotle's political proposal healthy jointly: can a notion of politics that turns out essentially inclusive and egalitarian be reconciled with a imaginative and prescient of justice that turns out uncompromisingly hierarchical and authoritarian? Riesbeck argues that Aristotle's rules in regards to the specified nature and price of political group, political authority, and political participation are coherent and in keeping with his aristocratic criteria of justice. the result's a thought that, whereas no longer freed from difficulties, is still a probably fruitful source for modern considering the power difficulties of political life.

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