Aristotle's Politics is widely recognized as one of the classics of the history of political philosophy, and like every other such masterpiece, it is a work about which there is deep division. Many readers of Aristotle are uncertain whether his Politics has any contribution to make to contemporary debates about political life and political theory. The essays in this volume aim to address, implicitly or explicitly, this very question about the relevance of Arisotle's thinking in contemporary political philosophy. Written by leading scholars in lucid and accessible style, the nine essays in this volume will be a critical resource for newcomers to Aristotle.
Richard Kraut is the chair of the Department of philosophy at Northwestern University Stephen Skultety is a graduate student in the Department of Philosophy at Northwestern University
Chapter 1 Aristippus in and out of Athens Chapter 2 Aristotle's Social Science Chapter 3 Political Animals and Civic Friendship Chapter 4 Ideology and Philosophy in Aristotle's Theory of Slavery Chapter 5 Property Rights in Aristotle Chapter 6 The Wisdom of the Multitude: Some Reflections on Book 3 of Aristotle's Politics, Chapter 11 Chapter 7 Citizenship in Aristotle's Politics Chapter 8 Aristotle and Political Liberty Chapter 9 Aristotle and Anarchism Chapter 10 Aristotle's Natural Democracy