David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
University of Chicago Press (1978)
Leo Strauss argued that the most visible fact about Machiavelli's doctrine is also the most useful one: Machiavelli seems to be a teacher of wickedness. Strauss sought to incorporate this idea in his interpretation without permitting it to overwhelm or exhaust his exegesis of The Prince and the Discourses on the First Ten Books of Livy . "We are in sympathy," he writes, "with the simple opinion about Machiavelli [namely, the wickedness of his teaching], not only because it is wholesome, but above all because a failure to take that opinion seriously prevents one from doing justice to what is truly admirable in Machiavelli: the intrepidity of his thought, the grandeur of his vision, and the graceful subtlety of his speech." This critique of the founder of modern political philosophy by this prominent twentieth-century scholar is an essential text for students of both authors.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$14.49 used (48% off) $20.44 new (26% off) $24.69 direct from Amazon (11% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||JC143.M4.S75 1978|
|ISBN(s)||0295785748 9780226777023 0226777022|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Hwa Yol Jung (1982). Phenomenology as a Critique of Politics. Human Studies 5 (1):161 - 181.
Edwin C. Laurenson (2011). Agency, Freedom, and the Blessings of Opacity. Zygon 46 (1):111-120.
Alberto R. Coll (1991). Normative Prudence as a Tradition of Statecraft. Ethics and International Affairs 5 (1):33–51.
George J. Graham (1993). The Necessity of the Tension. Social Epistemology 7 (1):25-34.
George J. Graham Jr (1993). The Necessity of the Tension. Social Epistemology 7 (1):25 – 34.
Similar books and articles
Hanna Fenichel Pitkin (1984/1999). Fortune is a Woman: Gender and Politics in the Thought of Niccolò Machiavelli: With a New Afterword. University of Chicago Press.
John M. Najemy (2010). Society, Class, and State in Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy. In , The Cambridge Companion to Machiavelli. Cambridge University Press. 96.
Niccolò Machiavelli (2007). Niccolò Machiavelli's the Prince on the Art of Power: The New Illustrated Edition of the Renaissance Masterpiece on Leadership. Distributed in the Usa and Canada by Sterling Pub. Co., Inc..
Mikael Hörnqvist (2004). Machiavelli and Empire. Cambridge University Press.
Niccolò Machiavelli (1988). Machiavelli. Cambridge University Press.
John M. Najemy (ed.) (2010). The Cambridge Companion to Machiavelli. Cambridge University Press.
Harvey Claflin Mansfield (1979/2001). Machiavelli's New Modes and Orders: A Study of the Discourses on Livy. University of Chicago Press.
Niccolò Machiavelli & Anthony Parel (eds.) (1972). The Political Calculus. [Toronto]University of Toronto Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads105 ( #11,581 of 1,101,896 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #91,837 of 1,101,896 )
How can I increase my downloads?