This book presents an accessible introduction to Aristotle’s “Politics,” widely considered to be the founding text of Western political science. Similar to his mentor Plato, Aristotle ponders the form that will produce justice and cultivate the highest human potential. Taking a more empirical approach, however, Aristotle examines the constitution of existing states and draws on specific case studies to address common political problems and conflicts. This “Reader’s Guide” is the ideal companion to “Politics,” offering insights on philosophical and historical context and key themes.
ISBN-13: 978-0826484987. Published by Continuum; 2009.