The Problems of a Political Animal: Community, Justice, and Conflict in Aristotelian Political Thought

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University of California Press, 9 de ago de 1993 - 309 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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Community
25
Political Community
51
Political Teleology
88
Political Friendship
109
Political Justice
128
The Rule of Law
175
Adjudication
184
A Political Conception of the Rule of Law
194
Class Conflict and the Mixed Regime
209
The Good Life in Political Context
242
Misfortune and the Asymmetry Between Praise
251
Moral Conflict in Political Context
259
The Good Life in Extrapolitical Context
268
Conclusion
281
Index of Citations from Aristotles Works
301
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Bernard Yack is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and author of The Longing for Total Revolution: Philosophic Sources of Social Discontent from Rousseau to Marx and Nietzsche (1986).

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