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Machiavelli

Author: Maurizio Viroli
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Founders of modern political and social thought.
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This volume presents a critical examination of Machiavelli's thought, challenging accepted interpretations of his work and arguing that his republicanism was based on the ideal of civic life protected by the shield of fair laws.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Viroli, Maurizio.
Machiavelli.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(DLC) 97051509
(OCoLC)38125995
Named Person: Niccolò Machiavelli; Niccolo Machiavelli
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maurizio Viroli
ISBN: 9780191583148 0191583146 0585134952 9780585134956
OCLC Number: 43476814
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 247 pages).
Contents: 1. Machiavelli's Philosophy of Life. From the Angle of Poverty and Hardship. The Miseries of the Human Condition. Man and Cosmos. A Political God. Irony, Love, and the Variety of the World. Magnanimity and the Pursuit of Glory. The Tree of Politics --
2. The Art of the State. Politics as Civil Wisdom. The Limits of Civil Wisdom. Machiavelli's Critique of Classical Politics. The Critique of the Medicean Art of the State. The Methods of the Art of the State --
3. The Power of Words. The Tradition of Political Rhetoric and the Rhetorical Structure of The Prince. The Rhetorical Power of History. The Ambivalent Power of Rhetoric --
4. The Theory of the Republic. Republicanism before Machiavelli. Machiavelli's Theory of the Well-Ordered Republic. Political Corruption and its Remedies. Redemptive Politics --
5. The Passion of Liberty. The Tradition of Republican Patriotism. Machiavelli's Patriotism.
Series Title: Founders of modern political and social thought.
Responsibility: Maurizio Viroli.

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This volume presents a critical examination of Machiavelli's thought, challenging accepted interpretations of his work and arguing that his republicanism was based on the ideal of civic life protected by the shield of fair laws.

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