Tag: Natural Right

Major Works

  • Politics

    - Aristotle: The Politics. trans. Carnes Lord, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984
    First lines: “Every state is a community of some kind, and every community is established with a view to some good; for mankind always act in order to obtain that which they think good. But, if all communities aim at some good, the state or political… More


  • Aristotle

    - Jaffa, Harry. "Aristotle." In Strauss, Leo, and Joseph Cropsey, eds. History of Political Philosophy. Chicago: Rand MacNally, 1972.
    Excerpt: “The subject of Aristotle’s Politics is the polis or political community. There is no single English word that will translate polis, and to understand why is indispensable to any introduction to Aristotle’s political philosophy. The… More
  • Aristotle and Theories of Justice by Delba Winthrop

    - Winthrop, Delba. "Aristotle and Theories of Justice." American Political Science Review, Vol. 72, No. 4 Dec. 1978.
    Abstract: “Today it is all the rage for political theorists and even philosophers to have theories of justice. Looking back on the history of political thought, we cannot help but notice that not all previous philosophers have taken justice and theories… More
  • Antike Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie

    - Gigon, Olof and Michael W. Fischer, eds. Antike Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie. New York: Peter Lang, 1988.
  • A Companion to Aristotle’s Politics

    - Keyt, David, and Fred D. Miller, Jr. eds. A Companion to Aristotle’s Politics. Oxford: Blackwell, 1991.
    Review: “In the past twenty years there has been renewed interest among scholars in Aristotle’s Politics, and A Companion to Aristotle’s “Politics” is a welcome addition to the literature. It consists of 15 essays: 1 first… More
  • The Problems of a Political Animal

    - Yack, Bernard. The Problems of a Political Animal. Berkeley: U. of Cal. Press, 1993.
    Excerpt: “The shared sentiments and commitments that constitute a community are often the source of its deepest conflicts. Anyone who has lived in a family rather than merely longed for a home knows that all too well. Strangers may cheat you, but only… More
  • Nature, Justice and Rights in Aristotle’s Politics

    - Miller, Fred D., Jr. Nature, Justice and Rights in Aristotle’s Politics. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995.
    Review: “Fred Miller’s Nature, Justice and Rights in Aristotle’s Politics  It is an important book. It covers a wide range of topics including what Aristotle means by saying that man is naturally a political animal, Aristotle’s taxonomy… More
  • Action and Contemplation: Studies in the Moral and Political Thought of Aristotle

    - Bartlett R, and Collins S. eds Action and Contemplation: Studies in the Moral and Political Thought of Aristotle, Albany: Suny Press, 1999.
    “This book not only contains a set of first-rate essays on Aristotle, but it also supplies the context in which readers can be convinced that Aristotle, after several centuries, is once again relevant and useful. If I were looking for one book that… More
  • Aristotle, Politics, Book I: A Reconsideration

    - Winthrop, Delba. "Aristotle, Politics, Book I: A reconsideration." Perspectives on Political Science 37.4 (Fall 2008).
    Modern science, particularly Thomas Hobbes, begins with a broad attack on Aristotle intended to replace “Aristotelity” in the universities. This attack, however, was superficial and never properly reconsidered when Hobbes and his cohort were in… More
  • Aristotle’s Teaching in the “Politics” by Thomas Pangle

    - Pangle, Thomas. Aristotle’s Teaching in the “Politics.” Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.
    In this work, Thomas Pangle offers a detailed, brilliant interpretation of Aristotle’s Politics, that argues, among other things, that “Aristotle’s public theorizing about political practice is a highly self-conscious form of political… More