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by Filippo Del Lucchese

eBook The Political Philosophy of Niccolò Machiavelli epub
  • ISBN: 1474404286
  • Author: Filippo Del Lucchese
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press; 1 edition (June 1, 2015)
  • Pages: 200 pages
  • ePUB size: 1239 kb
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This paper considers Niccolò Machiavelli’s contribution to a theory of constituent power.

This paper considers Niccolò Machiavelli’s contribution to a theory of constituent power. Modern authors who have analysed the concept of constituent power generally agree on its ambiguous, paradoxical and apparently contradictory essence. With few exceptions, Machiavelli is absent from both the historical reconstructions of and the theoretical debates on the origin of constituent power.

Del Lucchese's reading of Machiavelli is an exemplary interpretation. In this book, I will not try to defend Machiavelli from these 1.

It critically engages with his work in a new way, one not based on the problematic Cambridge-school approach. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of Machiavelli's ideas, it is the ideal companion to the study of this influential and challenging philosopher. Del Lucchese's reading of Machiavelli is an exemplary interpretation  . 2.

Although this is a book on the history of political thought, then, it can and should also be read through the lens .

Although this is a book on the history of political thought, then, it can and should also be read through the lens of political theory. In fact, Machiavelli is not only one of the most important political thinkers of the early modern European tradition, the inventor of political science, as it is often said. The old question whether Machiavelli is a political ‘scientist’, or merely a politician – a question itself driven by disciplinary concerns rather than by a serious approach to the author’s thought – is thus wiped out.

Filippo Del Lucchese. Book Description: All students of Western political thought encounter Niccolò Machiavelli's work. Nevertheless, his writing continues to puzzle scholars and readers who are uncertain how to deal with the seeming paradoxes they encounter. It critically engages with his work in a new way, one not based on the problematic Cambridge-school approach.

Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Importantly, it shows how Machiavelli has much to say about the practice of politics and the nature of historical developments in the early modern, and indeed the late modern, world. This is more than enough to be going on with. Gary Browning, Oxford Brookes University, Radical Philosophy. Categories: Other Social Sciences\Philosophy. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Book Description: A new, critical introduction to Machiavelli's thought for students of politics and philosophy. All students of Western political thought encounter Niccolò Machiavelli's work. He is certainly a political philosopher, and insofar as political philosophy is considered a part of the general philosophy of a period, he finds his place within it as one of the main intellectual figures of his own period.

The Political Philosop. by Filippo Del Lucchese. Details (if other): Cancel. All students of Western political thought encounter Niccolo Machiavelli's work. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Filippo Del Lucchese is Senior Lecturer in History of Political Thought at. .Written with clarity and elegance, this book is likely to become a classic.

He is the author of The Political Philosophy of Niccolo Machiavelli (Edinburgh University Press, 2015) and Conflict, Power and Multitude in Machiavelli and Spinoza (Continuum Press, 2009).

This anecdote, in all its simplicity, well summarises a concept that will guide our reading of Machiavelli in this book, namely the concept of ‘realism’.

Country of Publication. Philosophy & Psychology. Edinburgh University Press.

All students of Western political thought encounter Niccolò Machiavelli's work. Nevertheless, his writing continues to puzzle scholars and readers who are uncertain how to deal with the seeming paradoxes they encounter.The Political Philosophy of Niccolò Machiavelli is a clear account of Machiavelli's thought, major theories and central ideas. It critically engages with his work in a new way, one not based on the problematic Cambridge-school approach. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of Machiavelli's ideas, it is the ideal companion to the study of this influential and challenging philosopher.
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