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Author Viroli, Maurizio.
Title Machiavelli / Maurizio Viroli.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.

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Author Viroli, Maurizio.
Series Founders of modern political and social thought
Founders of modern political and social thought.
Subject Machiavelli, Niccolo, 1469-1527 -- Contributions in political science.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 247 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-234) and index.
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.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780191583148 (electronic bk.)
0191583146 (electronic bk.)
0585134952 (electronic bk.)
9780585134956 (electronic bk.)
0198780885
0198780893
9780198780885
0198780885
9780198780892
0198780893
9781280904219 (MyiLibrary)
1280904216
OCLC # 43476814
Additional Format Print version: Viroli, Maurizio. Machiavelli. New York : Oxford University Press, 1998 0198780885 (DLC) 97051509 (OCoLC)38125995
Table of Contents
 Abbreviations 
 Introduction1
1Machiavelli's Philosophy of Life11
  From the Angle of Poverty and Hardship12
  The Miseries of the Human Condition15
  Man and Cosmos17
  A Political God21
  Irony, Love, and the Variety of the World24
  Magnanimity and the Pursuit of Glory35
  The Tree of Politics40
2The Art of the State42
  Politics as Civil Wisdom43
  The Limits of Civil Wisdom47
  Machiavelli's Critique of Classical Politics50
  The Critique of the Medicean Art of the State56
  The Methods of the Art of the State62
3The Power of Words73
  The Tradition of Political Rhetoric and the Rhetorical Structure of The Prince75
  The Rhetorical Power of History97
  The Ambivalent Power of Rhetoric108
4The Theory of the Republic114
  Republicanism before Machiavelli116
  Machiavelli's Theory of the Well-Ordered Republic121
  Political Corruption and its Remedies131
  Redemptive Politics143
5The Passion of Liberty148
  The Tradition of Republican Patriotism149
  Machiavelli's Patriotism156
 Notes175
 Further Reading231
 Index235



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