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Aristotle: Democracy and Political Science

Delba Winthrop and Harvey C. Mansfield


In our time democracy is seen as the best or even the only legitimate form of government, and not in need of defense. Delba Winthrop in this posthumous publication takes up the challenge of justifying democracy through Aristotle’s political science. She begins from the fact that democrats want inclusiveness; they want above all to include everyone as a part of a whole. But what makes a whole? Winthrop pursues the answer with a comprehensive interpretation of Aristotle’s Politics, Book3, uncovering the insights philosophy brings to politics and, especially, the insights politics brings to philo ... More

Keywords: Aristotle’s Politics, Assertiveness, Democracy, Wholes, ethical mathematics

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226553542
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226553689.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Delba Winthrop, author

Harvey C. Mansfield, editor
Harvard University

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Delba Winthrop, and Harvey C. Mansfield


Delba Winthrop, and Harvey C. Mansfield


Delba Winthrop, and Harvey C. Mansfield


Delba Winthrop, and Harvey C. Mansfield