||Our National History:
Instrumentality, Slavery and Action in Aristotle
Author: Carlos Montemayor Romo de Vivar
A bilingual Edition: English
- Demotic Greek
Foreword - Translation
by Rigas Kappatos
Format: Paperback, 186pp
Pub. Date: January 2004
Publisher: Seaburn Publishing Group
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Our National History:
Instrumentality, Slavery and Action in Aristotle, Carlos Montemayor Romo de Vivar,
The approximation of Carlos Montemayor Romo de Vivar on Aristotle, possesses an
air of truth and faith in the theories of the Greek philosopher, which the
writer supports with depth of knowledge, passion and dedication. Since many of
our institutions and sciences are based in Aristotle’s theories and those of
other Greek philosophers, he is a fervent defender of a direct teaching of
their books in the universities.
This book’s main contention is that Aristotle’s physical treatises and his
ethical and political writings share something in common: a rich and complex
theory of agency. This theory of agency naturally includes a theory of human
action that sheds light on the Aristotelian notion of slavery.
By contrasting various contemporary approaches to the work of Aristotle, the
author suggests that the common thread in Aristotle’s philosophy is this theory
of agency. He does so by showing how his writings shall be understood in their
natural environment: the Greek world.
Tangentially, this work has some relevant repercussions on the standard
interpretation of Aristotle’s Physics and Politics.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Carlos Montemayor Romo de Vivar was born in Mexico City in 1977. He studied law
and graduated from UNAM, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, in
Mexico City. In 2003 he received his M.A. in Philosophy from New School
University in New York City. His study on Aristotle is the thesis for his
degree from that school.
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