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By Robert C. Bartlett

ISBN-10: 0791442519

ISBN-13: 9780791442517

This wide-ranging selection of essays by way of eu and American students offers essentially the most fascinating and significant paintings now being performed at the political philosophy of Aristotle. half One investigates what's arguably the main pressing and arguable query of shock to scholars of Aristotle at the present time, particularly, the opportunity of grounding ethical and political motion in a few model of Aristotelian rationalism. half considers a chain of particular questions bobbing up from the Politics and the Nicomachean Ethics, between that are Aristotle's knowing of ethical advantage; the matter of evil; justice, and the very concept of "common good," friendship; the prestige of the philosophic lifestyles vis-a-vis the political; and the outlines of the absolute best political neighborhood.

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This is the very opposite of Aristotle's posi­ tion. An externally effective, institutionalized, positive-legal process takes the place of virtue, which is no longer necessary in order to arrive at rational regula- T H E M O D ERN FORM OF THE C LASSI CAL R E P U B L I C 33 cions. Through the formality of law and the limitation of the "will to freedom" to legislation, a solidarity among friends is converted into a solidarity among strangers who may have no desire for greater intimacy. The liberation of the cit­ izen from the obligation to be virtuous puts the censor out of work and renders superfluous the ontological distinction between citoyen and bourgeois.

Moralitiit und Sittlichkeit. Das Problem Hegels und die Diskursethik (Frankfurt, 1 986) , 38-63. Schniidelbach does not question chis association, however. 6. H. Arendt, The Human Condition (Chicago, 1 958); German edition: Vita activa oder vom tatigen Leben, Stuttgart, 1 960. 7. -G. Gadamer, Wahrheit und Methode. Grundzuge einer philosophischen Hermeneutik (Tiibingen, 1 960) . 8. -G. Gadamer, Wahrheit und Methode, 295-307) . T H E R E H A B I L I TAT I O N O F P R A C T I C A L P H I L O S O P H Y 21 9.

Zur Geschichte eines philosophischen und wissemchaftstheoretischen Begriffi [Bonn, 1 977] ; W. Schmidt-Biggemann, Topica uni­ versalis. Eine Modellgeschichte humanistischer und barocker Wissemchaft [Hamburg, 1 983] ) . 1 3. C f. the works o f H . Maier, " Die Lehre der Politik a n den alteren deutschen Universitaten" ( 1 962) , in H. Maier, Politische Wissenschaft in Deutsch/and. Lehre und Wirkung, erweiterte Neuausgabe (Munich, 1 985), 3 1 -67, 247-62; H. Maier, Die iiltere deutsche Staats- und Verwa/tungslehre (Polizeiwissemchaft) (Neuwied and Berlin, 1 966, 1 986).

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