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Aristotle "Politics"­­­

We will continue our close reading of Aristotle Politics

Above - Aristotle with a Bust of Homer, by Rembrandt

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  • Brian

    Are we starting this week with book 3? This chapter on the politaea (sp) is the heart of The Politics

    February 19, 2014

    • George

      The last sentence of my Jowett's Book IV (VI) ("The first from, viz. that in which the judges are taken from all citizens...") does not appear to merge perfectly with Book VII (IV), or at least its opening sentence, except for the way that all good footnotes merge back into Plato (1323a, @ line 14): "He who would duly inquire about the best form of a state ought first to determine which is the eligible life..."

      February 24, 2014

    • George

      All I know is that there is no Volume, Book, Section, or even Chapter numbered "Four" anywhere in my "Science of Logic."
      Perhaps it's because (and only coincidentally here) the first appearance of anything (beyond sub-sections) titled "third" (i.e. Chapter 3, of Section One, of Book One, of Volume One) at least opens with a sentence displaying Hegel at his most (and uncharacteristically) concise:
      "In being-for-self, qualitative being finds its consummation; it is infinite being."

      February 24, 2014

  • Brian

    Man is to polis as citizen is to regime. Chapter one on polis, and therefore man, however, understands man at the level of associations (family, village etc) NOT as individual or body/soul etc. By book 3 as Aristotle begins talking about citizen the regime comes rushing in. I'd love to get to the principle behind this

    February 19, 2014

    • George

      I agree as to how much appears to turn (or just rest) for Aristotle on (or in) Book III, e.g. Chapter 5, end/1278a, @ line 40:
      "As to the question whether the virtue of a good man is the same as that of the good citizen, the considerations already adduced prove that in some states the good man and the good citizen are the same, and in others different."

      February 24, 2014

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    A former member

    I can't believe I spent all day reading on Twitch Pokemon o_O
    http://www.kotaku.com.au/2014/02/the-miraculous-progress-of-twitch-plays-pokmon/

    The Helix Fossil
    http://imgur.com/a/oNWjl

    1 · February 19, 2014

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