Aristotle on Political Community by David J. Riesbeck

By David J. Riesbeck

Aristotle's claims that 'man is a political animal' and that political group 'exists for the sake of residing good' have usually been celebrated through thinkers of divergent political persuasions. the main points of his political philosophy, even though, have usually been considered as superseded, contradictory, or pernicious. This e-book takes at the significant difficulties that come up in trying to know the way the important items of Aristotle's political inspiration healthy jointly: can a perception 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 precise nature and price of political group, political authority, and political participation are coherent and in step with his aristocratic criteria of justice. the result's a thought that, whereas no longer freed from difficulties, is still a most likely fruitful source for modern considering the power difficulties of political life.

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