Review Article — Revolution and Reform in Aristotle’s Politics Books V-VI

Review Article — Revolution and Reform in Aristotle’s Politics Books V-VI REVIEW ARTICLE - REVOLUTION AND REFORM IN ARISTOTLE'S POLITICS BOOKS V-VI Fred D. Miller, Jr. Aristotle, Polities, Books V and VI, trans. David Keyt, Clarendon Aristotle Series (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999), pp. xvii + 265; f45 and $75 ISBN 0 198235356 (hardcover); f16.99 and $21.95 ISBN 0 19 8235364 (pbk). In the 1950s J.L. Austin conceived and proposed to Oxford University Press a series of small volumes on Aristotle's writings, which would present transla­ tions and commentaries adapted to the interests of analytic philosophers. Tragically Austin died before the series got under way, but for nearly four decades, Austin's successor, J.L. AckriH (now with Lindsay Judson), has edited the Clarendon Aristotle series. Each volume in the scrupulously edited series offers literal translations and concise commentaries emphasizing important philosophical issues and holding Aristotle to the same exacting standards that one should expect of a contemporary philosopher. Tbe volumes have appeared slowly, however, and have generaHy treated detached books from Aristotle's longer treatises. For example, the very first book in the Clar­ endon series (in 1962) was Richard Robinson's edition of Polities Books III and IV. Although Book III is arguably the philosophical backbone of the Poli­ ties, it cannot be http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought Brill

Review Article — Revolution and Reform in Aristotle’s Politics Books V-VI

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0142-257x
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2051-2996
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10.1163/20512996-90000046
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REVIEW ARTICLE - REVOLUTION AND REFORM IN ARISTOTLE'S POLITICS BOOKS V-VI Fred D. Miller, Jr. Aristotle, Polities, Books V and VI, trans. David Keyt, Clarendon Aristotle Series (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999), pp. xvii + 265; f45 and $75 ISBN 0 198235356 (hardcover); f16.99 and $21.95 ISBN 0 19 8235364 (pbk). In the 1950s J.L. Austin conceived and proposed to Oxford University Press a series of small volumes on Aristotle's writings, which would present transla­ tions and commentaries adapted to the interests of analytic philosophers. Tragically Austin died before the series got under way, but for nearly four decades, Austin's successor, J.L. AckriH (now with Lindsay Judson), has edited the Clarendon Aristotle series. Each volume in the scrupulously edited series offers literal translations and concise commentaries emphasizing important philosophical issues and holding Aristotle to the same exacting standards that one should expect of a contemporary philosopher. Tbe volumes have appeared slowly, however, and have generaHy treated detached books from Aristotle's longer treatises. For example, the very first book in the Clar­ endon series (in 1962) was Richard Robinson's edition of Polities Books III and IV. Although Book III is arguably the philosophical backbone of the Poli­ ties, it cannot be

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Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political ThoughtBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2002

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