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Aristotle "Politics"­­­

We will continue our close reading of Aristotle Politics

Above - Statue of Aristotle (1915) by Cipri Adolf Bermann at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau

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  • Rick O.

    what a difference a translation makes - Politics, II.iii 3 1265 a10:

    "Now it is true that all the discourses of Socrates possess brilliance, cleverness, originality and keenness of inquiry, but it is no doubt difficult to be right about everything." Rackham in the Loeb

    "Therefore, all the dialogues of Socrates use excessive language, lack profundity, try for novelty, and raise many questions. But it is perhaps hard to say everything well." Regan, from Aquinas' "Commentary on Aristotle's Politics."

    I kinda like the 2nd. Makes ya smile, don't it?

    4 · February 12, 2014

    • Rick O.

      Regan's is current - 2007. He did not translate the Latin translation Aquinas used - he relied principally on the Reeve's translation of 1998. Rackman is from the 1930's I think. So if we are looking for 'current' Regan is it. Interesting, I think.

      February 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      What's a relevant translation by Derrida - It's relevant :D http://files.meetup.c...­

      February 20, 2014

  • Mike B.

    The word I was trying to recall is "autochthous." It's indigenous in Latin. The Athenians thought of themselves as the original inhabitants, not new arrivals.

    February 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone! I agree with Elizabeth! It's too dangerous to be out! I may come just to hang out but I don't expect anyone to be there. Please stay safe! We will continue next week. :D

    February 17, 2014

    • Rick O.

      I may be a few minutes late - I somehow got sidetracked watching Michael Jackson videos

      1 · February 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member


      February 17, 2014

  • Elizabeth L.

    I might not make it tonight because of the weather.

    February 17, 2014

  • Brian

    I must look at an Apt tomorrow, so Ill be late

    February 17, 2014

  • Brian

    Greek philosophers do sit-ups

    January 20, 2014

    • justin s.

      Yeah, and eat garcinia cambogia

      February 15, 2014

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