The Politics of Philosophy
A Commentary on Aristotle's Politics
By (author) Michael Davis
Publication date:02 April 1996
Length of book:176 pages
PublisherRowman & Littlefield Publishers
In the most original interpretation of Aristotle's Politics in years, Michael Davis delivers many memorable and provocative formulations of Aristotle's messages concerning the constitutive tensions of political life. He traces the uncanny parallel between politics and philosophy in Aristotle, arguing that their connection is much deeper than it is ordinarily understood to be and that, for Aristotle, understanding either requires understanding the other. Davis presents his interpretation with a striking clarity and accessibility that makes the book a pleasure to read.
Michael Davis has for the first time shown how the disparate parts of Aristotle's Politics are to be understood in light of their several perplexities, and how all the parts constitute a whole that constitutes in turn political philosophy and the philosophical nature of human, i.e., political, life.