A bold new interpretation of aristotelian thought is central to bernard yacks provocative new book he shows that for aristotle community is a conflict ridden fact of everyday life as well as an ideal of social harmony and integration from political justice and the rule of law to class struggle and moral conflict yack maintains that aristotle intended to explain the conditions of everyday . The problems of a political animal community justice and conflictin aristotelian political thought by bernard yack berkeley university of california press 1993 309 pp viii the main aim of bernard yacks provocative and impressive book is to attack a widely held image of aristotle as a utopian and communitarian political philosopher and to replace it with a conception of aristotle as . The problems of a political animal by bernard yack was published on 31 dec 1993 by university of california press. Isbn 0520081668 9780520081666 0520081676 9780520081673 oclc number 26300005 description ix 309 pages 24 cm contents political community as a term of distinction distorted images of aristotelian politics interpretive approaches 1community the communal animal the forms of friendship and justice aristotelian community and modern social theory 2. The conflict over distributive justice is bitter to the extent that communal bonds are strong for we are most likely to feel betrayed by those to whom we are closest yacks emphasis on the conflictual dimension of political community is especially revealing in his analysis of class conflict yack following finley and others laments the
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