Book review: Aristotle on the Nature of Community, written by Adriel M. Trott

In: Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought
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Aristotle on the Nature of Community (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014), xiii + 239 pp. $99.00. isbn 9781107036253 (hbk).

For many years, political theorists have invoked Aristotle to critique liberalism in the name of stronger communities. Yet even some contemporary Aristotelians are troubled by his apparent ethnic and gender prejudices and attempt to avoid them by separating his ethics and politics from his broader philosophy. In this book, however, Adriel M. Trott argues understanding Aristotle’s ‘nature’ properly can justify his claim that the polis exists by nature as well as expand the boundaries

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