Aristotle's Politics

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Aristotle's Politics
Spring 2024
Taught By: Simon Weber
Section: A

CRN: 15333

Credits: 0

Aristotle’s Politics is one of the major contributions to the history of Western political thought. Shortly after the text of the Politics was made re-accessible via the Latin translations of Wilhelm von Moerbeke in the second half of the 13th century, Aristotle’s political theory became the standard political philosophy in pre-revolutionary Europe. In the second half of the 20th century, the Politics inspired heterogenous political thinkers such as Leo Strauss, Eric Voegelin, Hannah Arendt, Alasdair MacIntyre and Martha Nussbaum. In our weekly meetings, we want to carefully read and discuss Aristotle’s Politics together. Our goal is to get a better understanding, both historically and philosophically, of the political issues that Aristotle addresses in this work, and of the responses that he gives as well. As a text basis for our meetings, I would recommend using C. D. C. Reeve’s translation of Aristotle’s Politics.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (PHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 17, 2024 (Saturday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 20, 2024 (Saturday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:48am EDT 4/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 2/7/2024 - 5/15/2024