skip to content
Machiavelli redeemed : retrieving his humanist perspectives on equality, power, and glory Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Machiavelli redeemed : retrieving his humanist perspectives on equality, power, and glory

Author: Robert Kocis
Publisher: Bethlehem : Lehigh University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"The true Machiavelli is not to be found in extremist interpretations. The fault for these misperceptions is partly his own: he spoke in provocative paradoxes to challenge sacred truths, and this makes it easy for observers to ignore the obvious. In this portrait, the obvious dominates our vision, and he emerges as a Renaissance humanist. Like all of us, Machiavelli was a flawed being with strains of greatness mixed  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Named Person: Niccolò Machiavelli; Niccolò Machiavelli; Niccolò Machiavelli
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Kocis
ISBN: 0934223424 9780934223423
OCLC Number: 37400934
Description: 264 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Humanism and empiricism : a world open to human effort --
2. Corruption and nobility : maximizing human potentials --
3. Creating our moral obligations --
4. The end justifies the means--in corruption --
5. Obeying laws under a good constitution --
6. Why freedom may require princes --
7. Ambition, corruption, and nationalism --
8. Economics, equality, and justice --
9. Machiavelli's place in the history of Western political thought.
Responsibility: Robert A. Kocis.

Abstract:

"The true Machiavelli is not to be found in extremist interpretations. The fault for these misperceptions is partly his own: he spoke in provocative paradoxes to challenge sacred truths, and this makes it easy for observers to ignore the obvious. In this portrait, the obvious dominates our vision, and he emerges as a Renaissance humanist. Like all of us, Machiavelli was a flawed being with strains of greatness mixed with baser ingredients. But his political insights and recognition of the emergence of a new reality qualify him as a political genius. Neither devil nor saint, Machiavelli has languished too long in the Purgatory of the human imagination and deserves redemption."--Jacket.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37400934> # Machiavelli redeemed : retrieving his humanist perspectives on equality, power, and glory
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "37400934" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1039700#Place/bethlehem> ; # Bethlehem
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/pau> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1039700#Place/cranbury_nj> ; # Cranbury, NJ
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> ; # London
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008105918> ; # Humanists--Italy
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1039700#Topic/politische_wissenschaft> ; # Politische Wissenschaft
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/320.1092/e21/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1039700#Person/machiavelli_niccolo_1469_1527> ; # Niccolò Machiavelli
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1039700#Event/1268_1559> ; # 1268-1559
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/963543> ; # Humanists
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1039700#Place/italy> ; # Italy
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/975769> ; # Intellectual life
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/95151646> ; # Niccolò Machiavelli
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204565> ; # Italy.
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "1998" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/44460854> ; # Robert Kocis
    schema:datePublished "1998" ;
    schema:description "1. Humanism and empiricism : a world open to human effort -- 2. Corruption and nobility : maximizing human potentials -- 3. Creating our moral obligations -- 4. The end justifies the means--in corruption -- 5. Obeying laws under a good constitution -- 6. Why freedom may require princes -- 7. Ambition, corruption, and nationalism -- 8. Economics, equality, and justice -- 9. Machiavelli's place in the history of Western political thought."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1039700> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Machiavelli redeemed : retrieving his humanist perspectives on equality, power, and glory"@en ;
    schema:productID "37400934" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/37400934#PublicationEvent/bethlehem_lehigh_university_press_london_cranbury_nj_associated_university_presses_1998> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1039700#Agent/lehigh_university_press> ; # Lehigh University Press
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1039700#Agent/associated_university_presses> ; # Associated University Presses
    schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/37400934#Review/-1374384143> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=23880> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780934223423> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/37400934> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> # London
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "London" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1039700#Agent/associated_university_presses> # Associated University Presses
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Associated University Presses" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1039700#Agent/lehigh_university_press> # Lehigh University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Lehigh University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1039700#Person/machiavelli_niccolo_1469_1527> # Niccolò Machiavelli
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1469" ;
    schema:deathDate "1527" ;
    schema:familyName "Machiavelli" ;
    schema:givenName "Niccolò" ;
    schema:name "Niccolò Machiavelli" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1039700#Place/cranbury_nj> # Cranbury, NJ
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Cranbury, NJ" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1039700#Topic/politische_wissenschaft> # Politische Wissenschaft
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Politische Wissenschaft"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008105918> # Humanists--Italy
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Humanists--Italy"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204565> # Italy.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Italy." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/963543> # Humanists
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Humanists"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/975769> # Intellectual life
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Intellectual life"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/44460854> # Robert Kocis
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Kocis" ;
    schema:givenName "Robert" ;
    schema:name "Robert Kocis" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/95151646> # Niccolò Machiavelli
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1469" ;
    schema:deathDate "1527" ;
    schema:familyName "Machiavelli" ;
    schema:givenName "Niccolò" ;
    schema:name "Niccolò Machiavelli" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780934223423>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0934223424" ;
    schema:isbn "9780934223423" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/37400934>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37400934> ; # Machiavelli redeemed : retrieving his humanist perspectives on equality, power, and glory
    schema:dateModified "2018-06-15" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/37400934#Review/-1374384143>
    a schema:Review ;
    schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37400934> ; # Machiavelli redeemed : retrieving his humanist perspectives on equality, power, and glory
    schema:reviewBody ""The true Machiavelli is not to be found in extremist interpretations. The fault for these misperceptions is partly his own: he spoke in provocative paradoxes to challenge sacred truths, and this makes it easy for observers to ignore the obvious. In this portrait, the obvious dominates our vision, and he emerges as a Renaissance humanist. Like all of us, Machiavelli was a flawed being with strains of greatness mixed with baser ingredients. But his political insights and recognition of the emergence of a new reality qualify him as a political genius. Neither devil nor saint, Machiavelli has languished too long in the Purgatory of the human imagination and deserves redemption."--Jacket." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.