First-Order and Second-Order Questions in the Politics
Some of the difficulties of the Politics arise from acknowledged defects in the text — lacunae, abrupt transitions, obscure or faulty internal references, and so forth — and from Aristotle’s sometimes ‘annoyingly inconsequential’ style of writing, his awkward manner of developing a program of inquiry.1 About these sources of difficulty there is little that can be done. We have inherited this text and the peculiar habits of this writer.
KeywordsPolitical Theory Practical Science Political Treatise Logical Priority Potential Specimen
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