difficult work comes close to the standard of accuracy and readability
set here by C.D.C. Reeve. The ideal choice for students and scholars
alike, this volume provides the reader with more of the resources needed
to understand Aristotle's argument than any other edition. An
introductory essay by Reeve situates Politics in Aristotle's
overall thought and offers an engaging critical introduction to its
central argument. A detailed glossary, footnotes, bibliography, and
indexes provide historical background, analytical assistance with
particular passages, and a guide both to Aristotle's philosophy and to
scholarship on it.
features a revised translation (with little editorial intervention),
expanded notes (including a summary of the argument of each chapter), an
expanded Introduction, and a revised glossary.
Sequentially numbered endnotes provide the information most needed at each juncture, while a detailed Index of Terms indicates places where focused discussion of key notions occurs. A general Introduction prepares the reader for the work that lies ahead, explaining what sort of work it is and what sort of evidence it relies on.
This new edition of the Politics retains and adds to Lord’s already extensive notes, clarifying the flow of Aristotle’s argument and identifying literary and historical references. A glossary defines key terms in Aristotle’s philosophical-political vocabulary. Lord has made revisions to problematic passages throughout the translation in order to enhance both its accuracy and its readability. He has also substantially revised his introduction for the new edition, presenting an account of Aristotle’s life in relation to political events of his time; the character and history of his writings and of the Politics in particular; his overall conception of political science; and his impact on subsequent political thought from antiquity to the present. Further enhancing this new edition is an up-to-date selected bibliography.
translation that will allow the reader to follow Aristotle's use of
crucial technical terms and to grasp the details of his argument. Unlike
anthologies that combine translations by many hands, this volume
includes a fully integrated set of translations by a two-person team.
The glossary -- the most detailed in any edition -- explains Aristotle's
vocabulary and indicates the correspondences between Greek and English
words. Brief notes supply alternative translations and elucidate
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Aristotle’s immediate audience.
Modern readers are required to bring a keen sense of criticism to these writings. Although Aristotle incorporated some degree of experience and observation in his thinking, the root of his reasoning lies in the philosophical approach. The brilliance of the philosopher's mind and his articulate manner of expression, together with the fact that he was among the first to undertake an intellectually rigorous investigation of nature's basic properties, contribute to the historic value of this book. It remains a foundational work of modern science and philosophy and a key to understanding the work of subsequent theorists and scholars.