Citizens and Statesmen: A Study of Aristotle's Politics

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CONTENTS
Prefacevii
Introduction1
Chapter 1 The Origins of the City13
Books I and II of the Politics
The Naturalness of the City. Slavery, Acquisition, and the
Family: The Origin of the City in Body. Thinking about
Politics: The Origin of the City in Thought. The Potentials
and Dangers of Politics.
Chapter 2 Finding a Place for Beast and God53
Book III of the Politics
Aristotle's Definition of Citizenship. Aristotle's Defense of
the Many. Overall Kingship and Outstanding Virtue. Be-
yond Tragedy.
Chapter 3 Turning Regimes into Polities85
Books IV, V, and VI of the Politics
The Statesman's Ends. Democracies, Oligarchies, Aristoc-
racies, and Polities. Reforming Tyranny. Denying the Des-
potism of Nature. Reforming Democracy. Statesmanship
and Freedom.
Chapter 4 The Best Regime and the Limits of Politics125
Books VII and VIII of the Politics
The Best Way of Life. The Best Regime. Education. The
Moderation of Aristotle's Political Science.

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