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Aristotle's Politics: Living Well and Living Together

Eugene Garver


“Man is a political animal,” Aristotle asserts near the beginning of the Politics. In this reading of one of the foundational texts of political philosophy, this book traces the surprising implications of Aristotle's claim and explores the treatise's relevance to ongoing political concerns. Often dismissed as overly grounded in Aristotle's specific moment in time, the Politics in fact challenges contemporary understandings of human action and allows us to better see ourselves today. Close examination of Aristotle's treatise, the book finds, reveals a significant, practical role for philosophy ... More

Keywords: political philosophy, politics, political animal, Aristotle, human action, justice, governance, good citizen, politicians, ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780226284026
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226284040.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eugene Garver, author