Aristotle and Modern Politics: The Persistence of Political Philosophy

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Aristotle and Modern Politics: The Persistence of Political Philosophy

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Despite the separation between classical and modern theories of government, contributors to Aristotle and Modern Politics find Aristotle a useful interlocutor for assessing both possibilities and limitations in contemporary politics. In this collection, noted political scientists, theologians, and philosophers discuss the magnitude of Aristotle s presence in contemporary debate and demonstrate some of the ways in which Aristotle sheds new light on contemporary problems. This engaging book also exhibits the persistence of political philosophy at a time when the pervasive influence of “ideology” and “historicism” lead many to deny its possibility. Although the authors of these essays differ on the nature of Aristotle s contribution, all are united by the conviction that he has something important to teach citizens of modern political societies.

If the fundamental principles of modern politics were drawn from critical reflections of reason over and against the imposition of a