Machiavelli

Machiavelli 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 cha

  • Title: Machiavelli
  • Author: Maurizio Viroli
  • ISBN: 9780198780892
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 ideThis 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.

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    1. Excellent as introduction to Machiavelli, especially if one is too lazy to read him herself. Consequently, it gets a bit tedious for somebody who is acquainted to Machiavelli's oeuvre.

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