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By Kevin M. Cherry

during this e-book, Kevin M. Cherry compares the perspectives of Plato and Aristotle in regards to the perform, learn and, specially, the aim of politics. the 1st student to put Aristotle's Politics in sustained discussion with Plato's Statesman, Cherry argues that Aristotle rejects the view of politics complicated by way of Plato's Eleatic Stranger, contrasting them on subject matters corresponding to the correct categorization of regimes, the usefulness and barriers of the rule of thumb of legislations, and the right kind figuring out of phronēsis. a few of the modifications among their respective political philosophies, even if, mirror a extra basic distinction in how they view the connection of humans to the flora and fauna round them. examining the Politics in gentle of the Statesman sheds new gentle on Aristotle's political concept and gives a greater knowing of Aristotle's feedback of Socrates. most significantly, it highlights an everlasting and demanding query: should still politics have as its basic goal the upkeep of existence, or may still it pursue the better stable of dwelling well?

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