Aristotle's Politics: A Critical Guide

2016.08.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Thornton Lockwood and Thanassis Samaras (eds.), Aristotle's Politics: A Critical Guide, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 259pp.,
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2016.08.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Thornton Lockwood and Thanassis Samaras (eds.), Aristotle's Politics: A Critical Guide, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 259pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781107052703. Reviewed by Zena Hitz, St. John's College, Annapolis Aristotle's Politics holds up the highest ideals of human flourishing and excellence, while fearlessly diving into the nitty-gritty of everyday political circumstances, where neither flourishing nor excellence may seem possible. As such it is rare and invaluable even among the classics of political philosophy. While Aristotle's ethical treatises have inspired massive profusions of fine philosophical work, philosophers have shown comparatively little interest in the Politics. This is surprising, considering that Aristotle opens the Nicomachean Ethics by defining knowledge of the human good as politikê (political knowledge) and given that he closes the work by exhorting us to bring virtue and. . .

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