Pact with the Devil: the ethics, politics and economics of Anti-Machiavellian Machiavellism

Evrigenis, Ioannis D and Somos, Mark, eds. (2011) Pact with the Devil: the ethics, politics and economics of Anti-Machiavellian Machiavellism. History of European Ideas, 37 (2). ISSN 0191-6599

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Abstract

Machiavelli is often called 'the father of modernity' because of his intention to ground politics in an account of human nature free from utopian normativism. This realist design was ill-favoured during religious and idealistic periods of history. Yet recent scholarship identified several thinkers who emulated Machiavelli despite their public denunciation of his politics and morals. The Network's principal objective is to establish whether these thinkers' works and writing strategies constitute a hitherto unidentified, distinct and coherent discourse. If so, then its examination will shed new light on the most fundamental shift in Western politics, from Christian idealism to modern realism, and on the perennial problem of political ethics.

Item Type: Edited Special Journal Issue
Additional Information: Selected proceedings of the "Pact with the Devil" Conference, May 2010, Brighton, UK.
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
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Depositing User: Mark Somos
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:22
Last Modified: 24 May 2017 14:44
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20330
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