The Problems of a Political Animal: Community, Justice, and Conflict in Aristotelian Political Thought
University of California Press, 9 de ago de 1993 - 320 páginas
A bold new interpretation of Aristotelian thought is central to Bernard Yack's provocative new book. He shows that for Aristotle, community is a conflict-ridden fact of everyday life, as well as an ideal of social harmony and integration. From political justice and the rule of law to class struggle and moral conflict, Yack maintains that Aristotle intended to explain the conditions of everyday political life, not just, as most commentators assume, to represent the hypothetical achievements of an idealistic "best regime."
By showing how Aristotelian ideas can provide new insight into our own political life, Yack makes a valuable contribution to contemporary discourse and debate. His work will excite interest among a wide range of social, moral, and political theorists.
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GENERAL AND DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE
A POLITICAL CONCEPTION OF THE COMMON GOOD
The Rule of Law
WHAT IS LAW?
A POLITICAL CONCEPTION OF THE RULE OF LAW
Class Conflict and the Mixed Regime
CLASS CONFLICT IN ANCIENT GREECE
THE DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS OF POLITICAL COMMUNITY
THE POLITICAL ANIMAL
THE ANCIENT POLIS AND MODERN POLITICAL COMMUNITIES
MONARCHY AND POLITICAL COMMUNITY
THE NATURALNESS OF THE POLIS
POLITICS AND THE GOOD LIFE
AN ANTHROPOCENTRIC UNIVERSE?
THE GOOD LIFE IN IMPERFECT POLITICAL COMMUNITIES
NEITHER BROTHERS NOR COMRADES
THE DANGERS OF POLITICAL INTIMACY
POLITICAL FRIENDSHIP AND THE INCONVENIENCES OF POLITICAL LIFE
POLITICAL JUSTICE AND RECIPROCITY
NATURAL AND CONVENTIONAL RIGHT
THE SUBJECT OF JUSTICE
A POLITICAL UNDERSTANDING OF CLASS CONFLICT
PERCEIVED INJUSTICE AND CLASS INTERESTS
POLITICAL FRIENDS CLASS ENEMIES
THE MIXED REGIME AND POLITICAL JUSTICE
POLITICAL REVOLUTION A MISSING ARISTOTELIAN CATEGORY
The Good Life in Political Context
MORAL CHARACTER IN POLITICAL CONTEXT
MISFORTUNE AND THE ASYMMETRY BETWEEN PRAISE AND BLAME
MORAL CONFLICT IN POLITICAL CONTEXT
The Good Life in Extrapolitical Context
HOW GOOD IS THE ARISTOTELIAN GOOD LIFE?
THE TENSIONS WITHIN A GOOD HUMAN LIFE
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