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by Peter L. Phillips Simpson

  • ISBN: 0807823279
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Peter L. Phillips Simpson
  • Subcategory: Ancient & Medieval Literature
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition (March 3, 1997)
  • Pages: 320 pages
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Peter Simpson's translation of Aristotle's Politics is not only an outstanding literal translation, but it is a godsend for teaching the Politics to undergraduates.

Peter Simpson's translation of Aristotle's Politics is not only an outstanding literal translation, but it is a godsend for teaching the Politics to undergraduates. His rendering of the Greek is clear and readable, and it is as close to being a literal reflection of the original as one could hope for; students will find the chapter divisions and subdivisions an aid.

The Politics of Aristotle. A touchstone in Western debates about society and government, the Politics is Aristotle's classic work on the nature of political community. Here, he argues that people band together into political communities to secure a good and self-sufficient life. Books 7 and 8 are repositioned-a move supported by Aristotle's own words and much scholarly opinion-to restore the work's logical organization and coherence. Finally, Simpson places the Politics in its proper philosophical context by beginning the text with the last chapter of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, which he sees as an introduction to what follows.

Peter Simpson's translation of Aristotle's "Politics" is not only an outstanding literal translation, but it is a godsend for teaching. Peter Simpson's translation is of high quality: it is precise and follows the Greek without sacrificing readability. Fred D. Miller J. Bowling Green State University.

Peter L. Phillips Simpson. The Politics, Aristotle's classic work on the nature of political community, has been a touchstone of Western debates about society and government. Here, Peter Simpson presents a thorough analysis of the logical structure of the entire text and each of its constitutive arguments and conclusions. Categories: Other Social Sciences\Politics. He discusses the merits and defects of various regimes or ways of organizing political community-democracy in particular-and in the process examines such subjects as slavery, economics, the family, citizenship, justice, and revolution.

Peter Simpson offers a new translation of Aristotle's text from the ancient Greek. He renders the Politics into an English version that is accurate, readable, and in certain difficult passages, original. His innovative analytical division of the whole text, with headings and accompanying summaries, makes clear the progression and unity of the argument-a helpful feature for students or readers unfamiliar with Aristotle's studied brevity and often elliptical style. Books 7 and 8 are repositioned - a move supported by Aristotle's own words and much scholarly opinion - to restore.

Aristotle's Politics is divided into eight books which are each further . Simpson, Peter L. (1998). Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press

Aristotle's Politics is divided into eight books which are each further divided into chapters. Citations of this work, as with the rest of the works of Aristotle, are often made by referring to the Bekker section numbers. Politics spans the Bekker sections 1252a to 1342b. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield. Goodman, Lenn . Talisse, Robert B. (2007). Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. Miller, Fred D. (1995).

It gives us insight less into Aristotle the theoretician than into Aristotle the . This book is a fresh rendition of the work of the preeminent philosopher of all time.

It gives us insight less into Aristotle the theoretician than into Aristotle the pedagogue. In this follow up to The Eudemian Ethics of Aristotle, Peter L. P. Simpson centres his attention on the basics of Aristotelian moral doctrine as found in the Great Ethics: the definition of happiness, the nature and kind of the virtues, pleasure, and friendship. This work's authenticity is disputed, but Simpson argues that all the evidence favours it. Unlike the Nicomachean and Eudemian Ethics, Aristotle wrote the Great Ethics for a popular audience.

Similar books and articles. Nature, Justice and Rights in Aristotle's "Politics". Peter Simpson - 1996 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 34 (4):607-608. Peter Simpson - 2007 - Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 101 (1):113-114. Susan D. Collins, Aristotle and the Rediscovery of Citizenship. Peter Simpson - 2007 - Philosophical Inquiry 29 (1-2):176-179. Miller, J. Nature, Justice and Rights in Aristotle's" Politics". Simpson - 1996 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 34:607-607.

A touchstone in Western debates about society and government, the Politics is Aristotle's classic work on the nature of political community. Here, he argues that people band together into political communities to secure a good and self-sufficient life. He discusses the merits and defects of various regimes or ways of organizing political community--democracy in particular--and in the process examines such subjects as slavery, economics, the family, citizenship, justice, and revolution.Peter Simpson offers a new translation of Aristotle's text from the ancient Greek. He renders the Politics into an English version that is accurate, readable, and in certain difficult passages, original. His innovative analytical division of the whole text, with headings and accompanying summaries, makes clear the progression and unity of the argument--a helpful feature for students or readers unfamiliar with Aristotle's studied brevity and often elliptical style. Books 7 and 8 are repositioned--a move supported by Aristotle's own words and much scholarly opinion--to restore the work's logical organization and coherence. Finally, Simpson places the Politics in its proper philosophical context by beginning the text with the last chapter of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, which he sees as an introduction to what follows.

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