UCL Philosophy


Autumn 2017 - Aristotle, Politics 1

Thursdays 14:00-16:00, KCL, Philosophy Dept. Room 605

Aristotle, Politics 1

• Session 1 (28th September): 1252a-1252b27

• Session 2 (5th October): 1252b27-1253b23

• Session 3 (12th October): 1253b23-1254b2

• Session 4 (19th October):1254b2-1255b4

• Session 5 (26thth October): 1255b4-1256a40

• Session 6 (2nd November): 1256a40-1257a41

• Session 7 (9th November): 1257a41-1258a18

• Session 8 (16th November): 1258a19-1258b39

• Session 9 (23rd November): 1258b39-1259b17

• Session 10 (30th November): 1259b18-1260b24


Ross, W. D. (1957), Aristotelis Politica. Oxford.


Barnes, J. (ed.) (1995), The Complete Works of Aristotle: The Revised Oxford Translation: One Volume Digital

Edition. Princeton.

Lord, C. (trans.) (1984), Aristotle, The Politics. Chicago.

Reeve, C.D.C. (trans.) (1998), Aristotle, The Politics. Indianapolis, IN.

Simpson, P. (trans.) (1997), The Politics of Aristotle. Chapel Hill.


Aquinas, T(homas), Regan, R. J. (trans.) (2007), Commentary on Aristotle's Politics. Indianapolis, IN.

Keyt, D. and Miller, F. (eds) (1991), A Companion to Aristotle's Politics. London.

Kraut, R. (2002), Aristotle: political philosophy. Oxford and New York.

Miller, F. (1995), Nature, Justice and Rights in Aristotle's Politics. New York, NY.

Roberts, J. (2009). Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Aristotle and the Politics. London.

Rowe, C., and Schofield, M. (2000), The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thought. Cambridge.

Salkever, S. (ed.) (2009), The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Political Thought. Cambridge.

Simpson, P. (1998), A Philosophical Commentary on the Politics of Aristotle. Chapel Hill.

For further reading suggestions, see the SEP entry on Aristotle's political theory.