By Fred D. Miller, David Keyt

ISBN-10: 155786098X

ISBN-13: 9781557860989

Aristotle's "Politics" is mostly thought of to be a founding textual content of Western political philosophy. It defines man's dating to the nation, the character of political group, the mechanisms of justice and a critique of the political stipulations of the time. The papers during this quantity were amassed including a view to offering a complete significant other to the "Politics". One dates from the nineteenth century, 4 have been written specifically for this quantity, and the remaining were revised and edited to fit the volume's wishes.

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But it had also a greatness of its own; and this we do not feel so readily. I t fostered the social and political virtue of the citizen; and in his devotion to his State, his perception of its greatness and dignity, and the fusion of his reverence for it with that which he felt for his gods, he possessed a spiritual good which the modern world has known only in the scantiest measure, and that only since the Reformation. " For the rest, there is nothing specially noticeable in Aristotle's remarks on the religious services of his ideal city.

But it had also a greatness of its own; and this we do not feel so readily. I t fostered the social and political virtue of the citizen; and in his devotion to his State, his perception of its greatness and dignity, and the fusion of his reverence for it with that which he felt for his gods, he possessed a spiritual good which the modern world has known only in the scantiest measure, and that only since the Reformation. " For the rest, there is nothing specially noticeable in Aristotle's remarks on the religious services of his ideal city.

It is when the care and the necessary incompleteness of the active citizen life are laid aside, and a man attains to speculative insight into the reason of the world, that the divine element in him approaches nearest to its source, and he touches that highest blessedness which all great philosophers, as well as religious men, have found in union with God . That a whole life of such activity and joy is more than human, and that it can be known only in moments, is no reason for falling back on Philistinism .

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