Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Political Authority and Obligation in Aristotle - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Political Authority and Obligation in Aristotle

Andres Rosler


The purpose of this book is to argue that Aristotle examines the question of political obligation and its limits. To prove this point, some connected issues are tackled as well, such as the ethical underpinning of Aristotle’s political thought, the normativity of his practical philosophy, and the concepts of political authority and obligation themselves. As a result, the relationship between Aristotle’s political philosophy and its modern counterpart is seen in a new light through an interdisciplinary lens.

Keywords: Aristotle, authority, ethics, freedom, jurisprudence, morality, nature, normativity, political obligation, politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199251506
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199251509.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andres Rosler, author
National Council of Scientific and Technological Research, Argentina