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Machiavelli's ethics

Author: Erica Benner
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
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Machiavelli's Ethics challenges the most entrenched understandings of Machiavelli, arguing that he was a moral and political philosopher who consistently favored the rule of law over that of men, that he had a coherent theory of justice, and that he did not defend the "Machiavellian" maxim that the ends justify the means. By carefully reconstructing the principled foundations of his political theory, Erica Benner  Read more...
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Benner, Erica.
Machiavelli's ethics.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009002603
(OCoLC)300981868
Named Person: Niccolò Machiavelli; Niccolò Machiavelli; Niccolò Machiavelli
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erica Benner
ISBN: 9781400831845 1400831849 9781282458529 1282458523
OCLC Number: 659563305
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 527 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Contexts --
Foundations --
Principles --
Politics.
Responsibility: Erica Benner.

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"Taking a cue from Rousseau, who read Machiavelli as a serious republican thinker, Benner argues that Machiavelli did not at all separate ethics from politics... Benner's interest in Machiavelli's Read more...

 
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