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Aristotle by Richard Kraut
Book DescriptionThis book presents a wide-ranging overview of Aristotle's political thought that makes him come alive as a philosopher who can speak to our own times. Beginning with a critique of subjectivist accounts of well-being, Kraut goes on to assess Aristotle's objective and universalistic account of eudaimonia and excellent activity. He offers a detailed interpretation of Aristotle's conception of justice in the Nicomachean Ethics, and then turns to the major themes of the Politics: the political nature of human beings, the city's priority over the individual, the justification of slavery, the defence of the family and property, the pluralistic nature of cities and the need for their unification, the distinction between good citizenship and full virtue, the value and limits of popular control over elites, the corrosive effects of poverty and wealth, the critique of democratic conceptions of freedom and equality, and the radically egalitarian institutions of the ideal society. Aristotle's political philosophy, as Kraut reads it, provides a model of the way in which a rich understanding of human well-being can guide the amelioration of a world in which agreement about the human good is rarely, if ever, achieved.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198782001
(233mm x 156mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 17-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Kraut
Against Absolute Goodness, Hardback (December 2011)
Are there things we should value because they are, quite simply, good? Richard Kraut argues that there are not. Goodness, he holds, is not a reason-giving property - in fact, there may be no such thing. It is an illusory and insidious category of practical thought.
What is Good and Why, Paperback (May 2009)
What is good? How can we know, and how important is it? This book reorients these questions around the notion of what causes human beings to flourish - that is, what is good for us. It advocates a general principle that applies to the world of living things.
How to Read Plato, Paperback (August 2008)
Plato is the foundational thinker of European speculative thought. This book explores the intellectual milieu that gave rise to Plato's thinking and emphasizes the influence of Socrates, whose devotion to the examined life and death at the hands of Athenian democracy are memorialized in many of Plato's writings.
Blackwell Guide to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Paperback (December 2005)» View all books by Richard Kraut
The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics illuminates Aristotle's ethics for both academics and students new to the work, with sixteen newly commissioned essays by distinguished international scholars. * The structure of the book mirrors the organization of the Nichomachean Ethics itself.
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Author Biography - Richard Kraut
Richard Kraut is Morrison Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University, US
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