Publication date:12 October 2005
Length of book:256 pages
PublisherRowman & Littlefield Publishers
Aristotle's Politics is widely recognized as one of the classics of the history of political philosophy, and like every other such masterpiece, it is a work about which there is deep division. Many readers of Aristotle are uncertain whether his Politics has any contribution to make to contemporary debates about political life and political theory. The essays in this volume aim to address, implicitly or explicitly, this very question about the relevance of Arisotle's thinking in contemporary political philosophy. Written by leading scholars in lucid and accessible style, the nine essays in this volume will be a critical resource for newcomers to Aristotle.
This fine collection of provocative essays by distinguished and theoretically diverse authors explores the contributions Aristotle's Politics makes to contemporary debates about political life and political theory. Keenly philosophical, historically nuanced, and often helpfully at odds with one another, these essays will be illuminating for all students of politics, ancient and modern.