Politics by Aristotle
No mere political treatise, Politics is an examination of the origin and function of society as well as an investigation of the role and responsibility of the state within the life of the individual. Aristotle combines inductive and deductive reasoning from first principles and tests his suppositions against commonly held beliefs to arrive at conclusions regarding civic duty and the meaning of a political system.
Politics is incredibly diverse and considers popular topics like the benefits and shortcomings of democracy, the importance of private property, and even the need for a strong middle class. Many of his ideas presented here are still used as intellectual ammunition for political scientists and philosophers alike.
This special edition of Politics comes from Classical Wisdom Weekly’s partner Laissez Faire Books and features a foreword by the economist Pierre Lemieux and an introduction to Aristotle by Classical Wisdom Weekly associate Editor Van Bryan.