9780226777023-0226777022-Thoughts on Machiavelli

Thoughts on Machiavelli

ISBN-13: 9780226777023
ISBN-10: 0226777022
Edition: 1st Edition
Author: Strauss, Leo
Publication date: 1995
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 348 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226777023
ISBN-10: 0226777022
Edition: 1st Edition
Author: Strauss, Leo
Publication date: 1995
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 348 pages

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Acknowledged authors Strauss, Leo wrote Thoughts on Machiavelli comprising 348 pages back in 1995. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0226777022 and 9780226777023. Since then Thoughts on Machiavelli textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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.

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