Offering the first complete translation into modern english of aquinas unfinished commentary on aristotles politics this translation follows the definitive leonine text of aquinas and reproduces in english those passages of william of moerbekes exacting yet elliptical translation of the politics from which aquinas worked. Commentary on aristotles politics book 1 lesson 1 and book 3 lessons 1 6 translated by ernest l fortin and peter d oneill this translation is based on the spiazzi 1951 edition the leonine differs in text and arrangement and corrections were made accordingly proemium. Aristotle b 384 d 322 bce was a greek philosopher logician and scientist along with his teacher plato aristotle is generally regarded as one of the most influential ancient thinkers in a number of philosophical fields including political theory. Commentary on aristotles politics the politics of aristotle is the second part of a treatise of which the ethics is the first part it looks back to the ethics as the ethics looks forward to the politics for aristotle did not separate as we are inclined to do the spheres of the statesman and the moralist . Commentary on aristotles politics thomas aquinas translated with a preface by richard j regan students of the history of political thought will welcome this study of a great classic a commentary by a student of aristotle who is also a great political theorist in his own right add to cart or
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