The Idea of the Republic

The Idea of the Republic


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The Idea of the Republic by Norberto Bobbio, Maurizio Viroli

In this lively and engaging book, Norberto Bobbio, thedistinguished contemporary Italian philosopher, and the politicaltheorist Maurizio Viroli, explore a range of themes relating to theidea of the Republic and some of the major political and ethicalissues of the day.

  • A lively discussion of politics and political theory by one ofthe world’s most distinguished political theorists andphilosophers.
  • Provides an excellent introduction to the work of Bobbio forthe newcomer.
  • Explains the idea of the Republic and some of the majorpolitical and ethical themes of the day.
  • Demonstrates philosophy in action, with a breadth of referenceincluding Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Kant, Rousseau, Pettit andSkinner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780745630977
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/17/2003
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.42(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Norberto Bobbio is Emeritus Professor of Legal and PoliticalPhilosophy at the University of Turin.

Maurizio Viroli is Professor of Politics at PrincetonUniversity.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the English Edition.

1 Virtue and the Republic.

2 Patriotism.

3 What Kind of Freedom?

4 Meekness and Intransigence.

5 Rights and Duties.

6 Fear of God and Love of God.

7 The Republic and its Problems.

8 Hidden Powers.

9 Can the Republic be Renewed?


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"This delightful dialogue moves with ease between ideas in the history of political thought and political theory and issues in contemporary politics, Italian, European and global. It breathes new political life into old academic bones."
—Philip Pettit, William Nelson Cromwell, Professor of Politics, Princeton University

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