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Machiavelli / Edition 1
     

Machiavelli / Edition 1

by Maurizio Viroli, Maurizio Viroli
 

ISBN-10: 0198780893

ISBN-13: 9780198780892

Pub. Date: 07/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book presents a critical examination of Machiavelli's thought, combining an accessible, historically-informed account of his work with a reassessment of his central ideas and arguments. Viroli challenges the accepted interpretations of Machiavelli's work, insisting that his republicanism was based not on a commitment to virtue, greatness, and expansion, but to

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This book presents a critical examination of Machiavelli's thought, combining an accessible, historically-informed account of his work with a reassessment of his central ideas and arguments. Viroli challenges the accepted interpretations of Machiavelli's work, insisting that his republicanism was based not on a commitment to virtue, greatness, and expansion, but to the ideal of civic life protected by the shield of fair laws. His detailed study of how Machiavelli composed The Prince offers a number of new interpretations and he further contends that the most challenging—and underestimated—aspect of Machiavelli's thought is his philosophy of life, in particular his conceptions of love, women, irony, God, and the human condition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198780892
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Series:
Founders of Modern Political and Social Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1750L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Machiavelli's Philosophy of Life
2. The Art of the State
3. The Power of Words
4. The Theory of the Republic
5. The Passion of Liberty
Notes
Further Reading
Index

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