Politics

ARISTOTLE (384 BC - 322 BC), translated by Benjamin JOWETT (1817 - 1893)

The Politics, by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, is one of the most influential texts in political philosophy. In it, Aristotle explores the role that the political community should play in developing the virtue of its citizens. One of his central ideas is that "Man is a political animal," meaning that people can only become virtuous by active participation in the political community. Aristotle also criticizes his teacher Plato, classifies and evaluates six different types of constitutions and political institutions, and describes his vision of the ideal state. Aristotle's views on women and slavery are unenlightened by today's standards, but his work remains enduring and relevant to this day.
(Summary by Leon Mire)

Genre(s): Political Science, Ancient

Language: English

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Play 01 Book One, Sections I-V ontheroad
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Play 02 Book One, Sections VI-IX ontheroad
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Play 03 Book One, Sections X-XIII Doug Wetzel
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Play 04 Book Two, Sections I-IV Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
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Play 05 Book Two, Sections V-VI Laura Caldwell
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Play 06 Book Two, Sections VII-VIII Laura Caldwell
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Play 07 Book Two, Sections IX-X Jennifer
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Play 08 Book Two, Sections XI-XII Jennifer
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Play 09 Book Three, Sections I-IV Sibella Denton
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Play 10 Book Three, Sections V-IX Sibella Denton
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Play 11 Book Three, Sections X-XIII Anna Simon
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Play 12 Book Three, Sections XIV-XVIII Anna Simon
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Play 13 Book Four, Sections I-IV Anna Simon
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Play 14 Book Four, Sections V-X Anna Simon
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Play 15 Book Four, Sections XI-XIII Anna Simon
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Play 16 Book Four, Sections XIV-XVI Anna Simon
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Play 17 Book Five, Sections I-IV Leon Mire
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Play 18 Book Five, Sections V-VII Leon Mire
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Play 19 Book Five, Sections VIII-IX Leon Mire
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Play 20 Book Five, Section X Leon Mire
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Play 21 Book Five, Sections XI-XII Leon Mire
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Play 22 Book Six, Sections I-IV Leon Mire
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Play 23 Book Six, Sections V-VIII Leon Mire
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Play 24 Book Seven, Sections I-III Sibella Denton
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Play 25 Book Seven, Sections IV-IX Sibella Denton
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Play 26 Book Seven, Sections X-XII Sibella Denton
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Play 27 Book Seven, Sections XIII-XIV Sibella Denton
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Play 28 Book Seven, Sections XV-XVII Sibella Denton
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Play 29 Book Eight, Sections I-IV Robert Scott
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Play 30 Book Eight, Sections V-VII Sibella Denton
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