Download e-book for iPad: Aristotle and the Rediscovery of Citizenship by Susan D. Collins

By Susan D. Collins

Aristotle and the Rediscovery of Citizenship confronts a question that's vital to Aristotle's political philosophy in addition to to modern political thought: what's a citizen? solutions turn out to be elusive, partly simply because overdue twentieth-century opinions of the Enlightenment known as into doubt primary tenets that when guided us. enticing the 2 significant works of Aristotle's political philosophy, his Nicomachean Ethics and his Politics, Susan D. Collins poses questions that present discussions of liberal citizenship don't appropriately handle. Drawing a course from modern disputes to Aristotle, she examines intimately his advanced displays of ethical advantage, civic schooling, and legislations; his view of the goals and bounds of the political group; and his remedy of the relationship among citizenship and the human strong. Collins thereby indicates how Aristotle is still an integral resource of enlightenment, as he has been for political and non secular traditions of the past.

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