By Robert Mayhew

the 1st 5 chapters of the second one ebook of Aristotle's Politics include a chain of criticisms levelled opposed to Plato's Republic. regardless of the abundance of reviews which have been performed on Aristotle's Politics, those chapters have for the main half been missed; there was no book-length learn of them this century. during this vital new ebook, Robert Mayhew fills this unlucky hole in Aristotelian scholarship, studying those chapters which will notice what they let us know approximately Aristotle's political philosophy. Mayhew demonstrates that during Politics II 1-5, Aristotle is offering his perspectives on an exceptionally basic factor: the harmony of the town. certainly, he states, just about all of Aristotle's criticisms of the Republic heart in this vital topic in a single manner or one other. simply by means of knowing Aristotle's perspectives at the right team spirit of town, Mayhew explains, do we properly observe his perspectives at the right dating among the person and the town. scholars and students of classical political philosophy could be vastly drawn to this cutting edge book.

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