Islam's purpose is an Islamic state, and the destruction of states that oppose this. The minority runs the institutions in a way that favors its interests. The Politics of Aristotle: Translation, Analysis, and Notes. I bought it on a whim while perusing the current events section in Barnes and Noble. Five years later, his father sent him to London to study law.
My favourite course in Uni was the history of law, how peeps and nations transformed from sword fighting to settle differences to rational thinking people who use words to settle differences, most of the time. About The Politics Book From ancient and medieval philosophers such as Confucius and Thomas Aquinas, to revolutionary thought leaders such as Thomas Jefferson and Leon Trotsky, to the voices who have shaped modern politics today — Mao Zedong, Malcolm X, Che Guevara, and more — The Politics Book clearly and simply explains more than 100 groundbreaking ideas in the history of political thought. Lord's extensive Introduction presents a detailed account of Aristotle's life in relation to the political situation and events of his time and then discusses the problematic character and history of Aristotle's writings in general and of the Politics in particular. Chapter 10 Expertise in household management is necessary praiseworthy, but expertise in exchange is not according to nature because it involves usury and taking from others. There are two types of equality: numerical equality and equality according to merit.
In contrast, Plato argued, there is a class of people who understand the meaning of the good life: philosophers. Politics spans the Bekker sections 1252a to 1342b. The Politics Book includes: - Key ideas from more than one hundred of the great politicians and political thinkers from antiquity to present day - Biographies and context boxes to give the full historical context of each idea - A reference section with a glossary of political terms and a directory of political thinkers The clear and concise summaries, graphics, and quotations in The Politics Book will help even the complete novice understand the fascinating world of political thought. If the reactor collapsed completely, it would have wiped out life on this earth. Which element of the city should have authority? But it is a distinctly Soviet-era disaster. It must have been written up at a frightening speed in order to meet its deadline.
Holding women, children and property in common as Plato suggests in the Republic is not beneficial to the city. I enjoyed learning more about Gandhi, Malcom X, Simon Bolivar, Georg Hegel, Mary Wollstonecraft, Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong. Rather well-organized, researched, and designed. A well-mixed polity should reinforce the good parts of each regime while minimizing their shortcomings. The two central themes of political history seem to be the balance between liberty and authority, if I may oversimplify things.
Do you get this sense of how the political landscape in the Ukraine and the former Soviet Union more widely has unfolded since Chernobyl in this book? The modern global economy revolves entirely around the accumulation and exchange of currency, practices which Aristotle abhors, and the single-minded pursuit of money has come to be perceived as a fundamental element of much of western society. Reason can discern a thing's purpose by looking at its origin and characteristics in order to determine the end for which it exists. Is it access, timeliness or insight? The Politics Book is a nice summary of the many different views on politics through out the history, highlighting the most significant cases. Aristotle's sixfold classification is slightly different from the one found in by Plato. We have lots of theories about what's wrong with Washington, but they tend to be the theories developed by the right back in the 1970s about liberals. The masses, kept in ignorance, need their protection.
Some think that mastery is similar to political rule, and some think that slavery is unjust. Aristotle then discusses the systems presented by two other philosophers, 2. My background is in experimental psychology; I remember how much effort it takes to design questionnaires without leading questions. Why is half the world starving while the other half battles obesity? Politics is fascinating and it opens your eyes to many aspects of our functioning world; this book is a great starting point. I think we can all agree that politics is already complicated enough without us having to decipher how these thinkers connected to the bigger themes of their times! Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. Legal slavery, usually the result of military conquest, is unjust because not all the conquered people are slaves by nature. Since the best way of life is living nobly and according to virtue, the best regime is the one, which promotes this life.
Commerce arose from creation of money as a result of necessary exchange. If you like to know brief history of political philosophy, I would recommend this for the start. Justice is equality for equals and inequality for unequals. You can easily pick this book up and read an article or two in five minutes without being totally lost or have to think deeply. The female is distinct from the slave.
The authors offer candid advice: Get organized. Aristotle defines happiness, the ultimate end for human beings, as activity of the soul according to virtue. A natural slave is one who does not have the full use of reason, because such a person is as different from other men as the body is from the soul. Ironically, the advice his wife had given him had been correct and he acted unwisely, leading to his death. As the other books in the Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The Politics Book is an excellent overview over its topic. After addressing regimes invented by theorists, Aristotle moves to the examination of three regimes that are commonly held to be well managed. The book is well structured with clear explanations of the thinkers provided and - perhaps most importantly - the context of their theories.