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Magnanimity and statesmanship

Author: Carson Holloway
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2008.
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"Magnanimity and Statesmanship is a collection of papers on the virtue of Aristotelian magnanimity (or greatness of soul) and its relationship to the history of political philosophy and to the art of statesmanship. This book traces the path of magnanimity in the history of political philosophy and examines certain statesmen in light of this virtue, all with a view to addressing the following questions: What is  Read more...

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Magnanimity and statesmanship.
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2008
Online version:
Magnanimity and statesmanship.
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carson Holloway
ISBN: 9780739117415 0739117416
OCLC Number: 174112639
Description: ix, 229 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Carson Holloway --
Magnanimity in classical and Christian political thought --
Aristotle's magnanimous man / Carson Holloway --
Magnanimity and statesmanship : the Ciceronian difference / James Fetter and Walter Nicgorski --
Thomas Aquinas on magnanimous and prudent statesmanship / Kenneth L. Deutsch --
Magnanimity and modernity --
Hobbes on magnanimity and statesmanship : replacing virtue with science / Geoffrey M. Vaughan --
Tocqueville on greatness and justice / Peter Augustine Lawler --
The magnanimous overman : on Nietzsche's transformation of Aristotle's greatness of soul / Jeffrey Church and Catherine H. Zuckert --
Magnanimous statesmen --
Magnanimity and martyrdom : the death and life of Thomas More / James R. Stoner Jr. --
George Washington's greatness and Aristotelian virtue : enduring lessons for constitutional democracy / Paul Carrese --
Lincoln and biblical magnanimity / Joseph R. Fornieri --
The statesman as great-souled man : Winston Churchill / Will Morrisey --
Index --
About the editor and contributors.
Responsibility: edited by Carson Holloway.
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Traces the changing understanding of great political leadership through the history of political philosophy. Covering thinkers from Aristotle to Nietzsche, and including treatments of such statesmen  Read more...


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