A Case for Freedom: Machivellian Humanism
By: Adam D. Danel (author)Hardback
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In this book, Adam D. Danel examines the philosophical and rhetorical foundations of Machiavelli's thought. There are few thinkers whose writings have intrigued more scholars and have been subjected to more diverse and conflicting interpretations, than Machiavelli. One may thus concur with Pitkin's comment that, "Machiavelli's thought is as problematic as politics itself, presenting a different face to each observer." Although many scholars have acknowledged Machiavelli's multifaceted work, only few have suggested-and none has explicated-its rationale. The search for the cause(s) of this problem underlies this work. Contents: Fortune as a River: Formulating the Problem; Fortune as a "Woman": Truth as a Matter for Creative Perspective; Virtue Between Causa Sui and Amor Fati; Fors, Ferre, Fortuma; Civitas Terrena: Politics as the Reign of Virtue; The Glorious, the Good, and the Bad: Machiavelli's Critique of Morality; God, the Good, and the Bad: Machiavelli's Critique of Religion; Final Remarks; Bibliography.
Adam D. DanEl teaches in the Department of Political Science at Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba, Israel.
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