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Niccolo Machiavelli : The Laughing Lion and the Strutting Fox

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This book places Machiavelli in historical context but argues that his understanding of moral conflicts is well ahead of his time. Instead of arguing for the autonomy of politics, as is commonly supposed, Machiavelli grapples with the special problems of role-differentiated morality, where the duties of public office often conflict with the demands of conventional morality.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 340.19g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739130633
  • 9780739130636
  • 1,465,757

Review quote

Recommended. CHOICE, September 2009 This book unfolds in a way that intensifies an initial attraction to a work about Machiavelli and remains readable and enjoyable throughout. -- Vincent Luizzi, Texas State University-San Marcosshow more

About Raymond Angelo Belliotti

Raymond Angelo Belliotti is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Fredonia.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Chapter One: The Prince Chapter 5 Chapter Two: The Discourses Chapter 6 Chapter Three: Methods, Motivations, and Purposes: The Prince Chapter 7 Chapter Four: Machiavelli's Top Ten Chapter 8 Chapter Five: Ends and Means Chapter 9 Chapter Six: Machiavelli's Final Lettershow more