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Author Aristotle.

Title The politics of Aristotle / translated with an introduction notes and appendixes by Ernest Barker
Published Oxford, Oxfordshire : Oxford University Press, 1946


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Description xlvi, 411 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Book IV. Actual constitutions and their varieties -- A. Introductory -- B. The varieties of the main types of constitution, especially democracy, oligarchy, and 'polity' -- C. The type of constitution which is most generally practicable -- D. What sort of constitution is desirable for what sort of civic body? -- E. The methods of establishing constitutions, in relation to the three powers-deliberative, executive, and judicial -- Book V. Causes of revolution and constitutional change -- A. The general causes of revolution and change in all types of constitution -- B. The particular causes of revolution and change in different types of constitution -- 1. Democracies -- 2. Oligarchies -- 3. Aristocracies -- 4. The methods of ensuring constitutional stability in the three previous types of constitution -- 5. Monarchies-including both kingships and tyrannies -- Book VI. Methods of constructing democracies and oligarchies -- A. The construction of democracies -- B. The construction of oligarchies -- Book VII. Political ideals and educational principles -- A. Political ideals: the nature of the highest good and of the best and happiest life -- B. The population, the territory, the natural endowment of the inhabitants, the social structure and the physical planning of the central city, in an ideal state -- 1. The population -- 2. The territory -- 3. The natural endowment -- 4. The social structure -- 5. The planning of the central city -- C. The general principles of education -- 1. The end and the means -- 2. Education and citizenship: education for leisure, and education of character -- D. The early stages of education -- 1. The regulation of marriage of the purpose of ensuring a good offspring -- 2. The nursery and the infant school -- Book VIII. The training of youth -- A. The general scheme of training -- B. Physical training, or gymnastic -- C. The aims and methods of education in music -- Appendixes -- I. The conception of politics in the Ethics and the Rhetoric -- II. The conception of justice, law, and equity in the Ethics and the Rhetoric -- III. The classification of constitutions in the Ethics and the Rhetoric -- IV. Aristotle on the constitution of Athens -- V. The political miscellanies of Aristotle
Introduction -- I. The historical background of the Politics -- 1. The period down to 347 -- 2. The period from 347-335 -- 3. The period after 335 -- II. The scientific background of the Politics -- 1. The personality of Aristotle and the characteristics of his approach to politics -- 2. The Aristotelian School in Lyceum -- 3. The Aristotelian writings and their different styles -- 4. The composition and structure of the Politics -- (a) The different sections or 'methods' -- (b) The problem of the order of the books -- (c) The problem of the chronology of different sections of the Politics -- III. The substance and argument of the Politics -- 1. The idea of the Polis -- 2. The natural character of the Polis -- 3. The dominance of the Polis -- 4. The ideal Polis and the criticism of actual states -- 5. Aristotle's conception of law -- 6. Aristotle's theory of 'economy' and education -- 7. The later history of Aristotle's political theory -- IV. The vocabulary of the Politics -- 1. The vocabulary of the conception of state -- 2. The vocabulary of the conception of government -- 3. The vocabulary of the conceptions of law and justice -- 4. Philosophical terms -- 5. Social and moral terms -- Translation of Aristotle's Politics -- Book I. The theory of the household -- A. The political association, and its relation to other associations -- B. The association of the household and its different factors -- 1. The constituent elements of the household -- 2. Slavery -- 3. Property and the art of acquisition -- 4. Marriage, parenthood, and the general management of the household -- Book II. Review of ideal states -- A. Ideal states in theory -- 1. Plato's Republic -- 2. Plato's Laws -- 3. Phaleas of Chalcedon -- 4. Hippodamus of Miletus -- B. Actual states which approach the ideal -- 1. The Spartan constitution -- 2. The Cretan type of constitution -- 3. The Carthaginian constitution -- 4. Postscript on other legislators -- Book III. The theory of citizenship and constitutions -- A. Citizenship -- B. Constitutions and their classifications -- C. The principles of oligarchy and democracy, and the nature of distributive justice -- D. Kingship and its forms
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Political science -- Philosophy.
Political science.
Author Barker, Ernest, Sir, 1874-1960.
LC no. 47000692
ISBN 0195003063
Other Titles Politics. English