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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,037 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Aristotle Narrator: Bernard Mayes Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“How can men best live together?” Twenty-three centuries after its compilation, Politics still has much to contribute to this central question of political science. Aristotle’s thorough and carefully argued analysis covers a huge range of political issues in the effort to establish which types of constitution are best, both ideally and in particular circumstances, and how they may be maintained.

Like his predecessor, Plato, Aristotle believed that the ideal constitution should be in accordance with nature, and that it is needed by man, “a political animal,” to fulfill his potential. His premises and arguments form an essential background to the thinking of such philosophers as Thomas Aquinas, Machiavelli, Jean Bodin, and Richard Hooker, and raise questions that are as relevant to modern society as they were to the ancient world.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jenn | 2/18/2014

    " Very interesting and very thought provoking. I feel like this is one of those books every politician should read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Andrew | 2/10/2014

    " I really did not like having to read this book for a university course, because I disagreed with everything that wasn't too vague to disagree with. However, Aristotle is so methodical, and covers all of the bases so well, that even when I disliked what he was saying, I was thinking about politics in ways I would not have thought to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 2/9/2014

    " Ow, my brain. The sexism makes me splutter with rage, and I am having a very very hard time with his economics. This is what we call stubbornness, I guess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrew Cutler | 2/8/2014

    " Often touted as the 'first political science text', this companion text to the N. Ethics describes what people want and how to give it to them as leaders. "

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