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Publisher Comments:

The Focus Philosophical Library is distinguished by its commitment to faithful, clear, and consistent presentations of texts and the rich world part and parcel of those texts.

"I have seen in my own classroom how much students have been helped by the Sachs translations. I’m frequently approached by students and asked why there isn’t a Sachs translation for Aristotle’s Politics. This translation will undoubtedly be welcome news to many students and scholars of Aristotle."

—Lijun Gu, St. John's College

"I used to encourage students not to be put off from the brilliance of Aristotle's ideas by the density of his imposing prose, until I came across the rigorous and readable set of translations by Joe Sachs. What strikes me most in this welcome new translation of Aristotle's Politics is the sense of Aristotle as a man thinking carefully how to speak about political realities he studied and witnessed, rather than a treatise-builder expounding political doctrines."

—Nathan Andersen, Eckerd College

This fact alone sets Joe Sachs apart from all other recent translators of the Politics: He is the only one who is not a specialist in one area of Aristotelian philosophy and his holistic command of the corpus allows him to deliver the most nuanced and precise translations available in English.

—Antonio Marino López, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

"This translation is a must, both for scholars working on or otherwise interested in Aristotle's Politics as well as for students and others who might be reading this text for the first time."

—Corinne Painter, Washtenaw Community College

Joe Sachs taught for thirty years at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. He has translated Aristotle's Physics, Metaphysics, and On the Soul and, for the Focus Philosophical Library, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and Poetics, Plato's Theaetetus and Republic, a collection of Plato’s dialogues entitled Socrates and the Sophists,and an edition of Plato’s Gorgias and Aristotle’s Rhetoric.

Lijun Gu has been a tutor at St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD since 1996. He received his Ph.D. in International Relations from George Washington University after serving as a Fellow in the Chinese Foreign Service.

Synopsis:

The Focus Philosophical Library's edition of Aristotle's Politics is a lucid and useful translation for the student of undergraduate philosophy, as well as for the general reader interested in the major works of western civilization. Includes an introductory essay and glossaries of names and important Greek words.

Synopsis:

The Focus Philosophical Library publishes clear, faithful editions by renowned scholars and teachers enabling access for modern students to essential ideas and wisdom of the world’s greatest thinkers.

“What strikes me most in this welcome new translation of Aristotle’s Politics is the sense of Aristotle as a man thinking carefully how to speak about political realities he studied and witnessed, rather than a treatise-builder expounding political doctrines.”

—Nathan Andersen, Eckerd College

“This fact alone sets Joe Sachs apart from all other recent translators of the Politics: he is the only one who is not a specialist in one area of Aristotelian philosophy and his holistic command of the corpus allows him to deliver the most nuanced and precise translations available in English.”

—Antonio Marino López, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

“Joe Sachs has an extraordinary ability to render ancient Greek into English sentences that are so clear and direct that they help readers to look past Aristotle’s technical terminology and reflect on the philosophical issues in the text.”

—Edward Halper, University of Georgia

“This translation is a must, both for scholars working on or otherwise interested in Aristotle’s Politics as well as for students and others who might be reading this text for the first time.”

—Corinne Painter, Washtenaw Community College

Joe Sachs taught for thirty years at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. His other translations for the Focus Philosophical Library include Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Poetics.

Lijun Gu has been a tutor at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, since 1996.

Synopsis:

The Focus Philosophical Library's edition of Aristotle's Politics is a lucid and useful translation for the student of undergraduate philosophy, as well as for the general reader interested in the major works of western civilization. This edition includes an introductory essay, notes, glossary, and index, intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Aristotle’s immediate audience.

Focus Philosophical Library books are distinguished by their commitment to faithful, clear, and consistent presentations of texts and the rich world part and parcel of those texts.

About the Author

Joe Sachs taught for thirty years at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. He has translated Aristotle's Physics, Metaphysics, and On the Soul and, for the Focus Philosophical Library, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and Poetics, Plato's Theaetetus and Republic, a collection of Plato’s dialogues entitled Socrates and the Sophists,and an edition of Plato’s Gorgias and Aristotle’s Rhetoric.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Translator’s Preface

Introduction by Lijun Gu

Aristotle’s Politics (Book titles added by translator)

Book I. The natural basis of the city

Book II. Previous opinions about the best city

Book III. Citizenship and political rule

Book IV. The spectrum of democratic and oligarchic forms of government

Book V. Factions and changes of government

Book VI. How democracies and oligarchies can be made more effective and enduring

Book VII. Characteristics of the best city

Book VIII. Education of citizens

Glossary

Summary of Contents

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585103768
Author:
Aristotle
Publisher:
Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company
Author:
Gu, Lijun
Author:
Sachs, Joe
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Focus Philosophical Library
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
The Focus Philosophical Library's edition of Aristotle's Politics is a lucid and useful translation for the student of undergraduate philosophy, as well as for the general reader interested in the major works of western civilization. Includes an introductory essay and glossaries of names and important Greek words.
"Synopsis" by ,

The Focus Philosophical Library publishes clear, faithful editions by renowned scholars and teachers enabling access for modern students to essential ideas and wisdom of the world’s greatest thinkers.

“What strikes me most in this welcome new translation of Aristotle’s Politics is the sense of Aristotle as a man thinking carefully how to speak about political realities he studied and witnessed, rather than a treatise-builder expounding political doctrines.”

—Nathan Andersen, Eckerd College

“This fact alone sets Joe Sachs apart from all other recent translators of the Politics: he is the only one who is not a specialist in one area of Aristotelian philosophy and his holistic command of the corpus allows him to deliver the most nuanced and precise translations available in English.”

—Antonio Marino López, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

“Joe Sachs has an extraordinary ability to render ancient Greek into English sentences that are so clear and direct that they help readers to look past Aristotle’s technical terminology and reflect on the philosophical issues in the text.”

—Edward Halper, University of Georgia

“This translation is a must, both for scholars working on or otherwise interested in Aristotle’s Politics as well as for students and others who might be reading this text for the first time.”

—Corinne Painter, Washtenaw Community College

Joe Sachs taught for thirty years at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. His other translations for the Focus Philosophical Library include Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Poetics.

Lijun Gu has been a tutor at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, since 1996.

"Synopsis" by ,

The Focus Philosophical Library's edition of Aristotle's Politics is a lucid and useful translation for the student of undergraduate philosophy, as well as for the general reader interested in the major works of western civilization. This edition includes an introductory essay, notes, glossary, and index, intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Aristotle’s immediate audience.

Focus Philosophical Library books are distinguished by their commitment to faithful, clear, and consistent presentations of texts and the rich world part and parcel of those texts.

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