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The Machiavellian cosmos, Anthony J. Parel

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The Machiavellian cosmos
Title
The Machiavellian cosmos
Statement of responsibility
Anthony J. Parel
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In this highly original interpretation of Machiavelli's thought, Anthony J. Parel identifies a theme generally neglected in the scholarship on this sixteenth-century political thinker: Machiavelli's belief in the occult forces of heaven and humours. Challenging the current tendency to view Machiavelli as a pioneer of modern political science, Parel argues instead that a premodern cosmology and anthropology underlie Machiavelli's political works. Parel shows that Machiavelli's world picture owes more to the astrological cosmology prevalent in the Renaissance than to the Aristotelian or Platonic or Christian world picture. This astrological determination significantly affects. Machiavelli's conceptions of history, politics and religion and shapes his notions of virtu and fortuna. It also has considerable impact on his ethical ideas: the Machiavellian cosmos has no room for a Ruling Mind or for the Sovereignty of the Good, and humans are left to pursue their appetites for riches and glory as best they can. In a similar fashion, says Parel, Machiavelli's political anthropology is influenced by the ancient idea that body humours determine a person's temperament and behaviour, for he believes that humours compromise human autonomy and rationality. The theory of humours also affects Machiavelli's view of the body politic and his characterization of republics, princedoms and licenzia, and Parel explicates this in his new readings of The Prince, the Discourses and the Florentine Histories
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JSTOR
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Parel, Anthony
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Machiavelli, Niccolò
  • Machiavelli, Niccolò
  • Machiavelli, Niccolò
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Kosmologie
  • Politieke filosofie
  • Astrologie
Label
The Machiavellian cosmos, Anthony J. Parel
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-195) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The astrological debate -- 2. Heaven, history, and politics -- 3. Heaven, religion, and politics -- 4. Fortune -- 5. Virtù -- 6. Humours -- 7. The Prince -- 8. The Discourses -- 9. Humours and licenzia
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ocn956711911
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (203 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780300157208
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctt1dsstzq
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956711911
Label
The Machiavellian cosmos, Anthony J. Parel
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-195) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The astrological debate -- 2. Heaven, history, and politics -- 3. Heaven, religion, and politics -- 4. Fortune -- 5. Virtù -- 6. Humours -- 7. The Prince -- 8. The Discourses -- 9. Humours and licenzia
Control code
ocn956711911
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (203 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300157208
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1dsstzq
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956711911

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