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Machiavelli and Us

by Louis Althusser

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Published by Verso .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political science & theory,
  • Renaissance & Humanist philosophy,
  • Western philosophy, from c 1900 -,
  • Political,
  • Philosophy,
  • History & Surveys - Modern - Renaissance Era,
  • Philosophy / Political,
  • Philosophy : History & Surveys - Modern - Renaissance Era,
  • History & Surveys - Modern

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages160
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8624177M
    ISBN 101859842828
    ISBN 109781859842829

    A wonderfully assured and utterly riveting biography that captures not only the much-maligned Machiavelli, but also the spirit of his time and place. A monumental achievement. -- Jessie Childs, author of God's Traitors [T]he definitive book on Machiavelli -- Christopher Hart * Sunday Times *.   These questions seem destined to remain with us as long as Machiavelli's book continues to occupy a central place in modern political thought. ABOUT NICCOLÒ MACHIAVELLI What we know of the personal character of Niccolò Machiavelli () is at odds with the treachery implied in the adjective derived from his name/5().

    The ultimate treatise on statecraft. Machiavelli's work has held such power to shock that he was at one time identified with Satan himself. Published in , it remains relevant -- and fascinating -- for modern readers. Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to .   These are Machiavelli’s three overriding themes that emerge from his books. It is probably true that one must read both The Prince and the Discourses together, since each complements the other. By keeping them in mind when we read his works, we will have a .

    “The Prince” is a 16th Century how-to book on running a country written by Niccolo Machiavelli. Published five years after his death in ,”The Prince” was written as a satire by Machiavelli while he was exiled from his home country of Italy after he was accused of being against the ruler of the then Florentine state, Lorenzo de Medici. Discount prices on books by Nicolo Machiavelli, including titles like The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli. Click here for the lowest price.


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Machiavelli and Us by Louis Althusser Download PDF EPUB FB2

This short book is an excellent production by the French Structural Marxist Louis Althusser. Written in a cool, clear style, Althusser presents a picture of Machiavelli in contradiction to the two major streams of interpretation - though, by his own admission, it is not strictly an interpretation.4/5.

This sentence could have been written by Niccolò Machiavelli. It was spoken by Donald Trump in March when Trump was still only a candidate for the US Author: Patrick Boucheron. Machiavelli and Us reveals why, and will be welcomed for the light it sheds on the richly complex thought of its author.

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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device Machiavelli and Us book   Niccolo Machiavelli was a diplomat, politician and writer in Renaissance Italy whose most infamous quotes come from his books The Prince and The Art of War. The Prince is a political treatise by Niccolo Machiavelli, written in and first published in It describes how to acquire power, create a state, and keep it, and it represents Machiavelli’s effort to provide a guide for political action based on history and his own experience as a statesman.

Title: Prince Niccolo Machiavelli. Catalogue Number: Format: BOOK. Missing Information?. Examples given in the book refer to the political climate during the Italian Renaissance in Machiavelli's lifetime (), but are applicable to all countries in certainly the last years.

His theories are timeless and universal, because it examines the relationship between human beings and their desire for power - sometimes for the /5(). This energetic little book started out as a series of talks for French public radio inand it offers a knowing guide to Machiavelli’s life and work.

The tone, in Willard Wood’s. Though only appearing as an occasional reference in the Marxist philosopher's oeuvre, Machiavelli was an unseen constant presence. For together with Spinoza and Marx, Machiavelli was a veritable Althusserian passion. Machiavelli and Us reveals why, and will be welcomed for the light it sheds on the richly complex thought of its author.

‘Machiavelli’ (book cover) more > Print. Boucheron believes Machiavelli was writing for all of us, just as Machiavelli imbibed lessons from authors of antiquity. The presentation is. His writings go far beyond the book he became infamous for and speak to us directly about the sorts of problems we confront today.

Like us, Machiavelli lived in an interstitial age. Niccoló Machiavelli wrote The Prince inbut it wasn’t published untilfive years after his death.

This portrait of the author, by Santi di Tito, hangs in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. In a recent interview with the New York Times, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jared Diamond was asked which book he would require President Obama to read if he could.

Machiavelli has been attributed to the term “The ends justify the means”, and this book has given us the word Machiavellian to describe unscrupulous politicians. Machiavelli was not only a political theorist, but he also wrote comedies, carnival songs, and poetry. “It is necessary for a prince wishing to hold his own to know how to do wrong.” Advice like this, offered by Niccolò Machiavelli in The Prince, made its author’s name synonymous with the ruthless use of power.

But Robert Harrison suggests you should be careful before looking for leadership lessons in The Prince. This page contains a list of the best books on or by Machiavelli.

Just to be clear, there is no single best book on Machiavelli. The best book for you will depend on your preferred learning style and the amount of time that you want to spend reading about him.

An page scholarly overview is unlikely to be best for someone looking for a short beginner-friendly introduction, for example. This. Machiavelli's writings shed a dark light on the man, but less so when set against the tapestry of Florence's Palazzo della Signoria.

King's book is everything a short biography should be and more, due to King's sharp wit and zesty anecdotes: "As the document was being signed, a dove came through the window and flew over the heads of the Ten/5(5).

Get this from a library. Machiavelli and us. [Louis Althusser; François Matheron] -- Displacing traditional controversies over the Florentine diplomat, Althusser argues for the profound unity of the Machiavellian problematic, as deployed in the revolutionary manifesto of The Prince.

Introduction: In the Mirror of Machiavelli / Gregory Elliott --Machiavelli and Us Theory and Political Practice Theory and Theoretical Dispositive in Machiavelli Theory of the 'New Prince' Political Practice of the New Prince velli's Solitude. Other Titles: Écrits philosophiques et politiques.

Responsibility. APPLE BOOKS REVIEW. Five centuries after its publication, Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince is often misunderstood as a dry civics textbook or worse, a manual for evil. A practical guide on how to seize and maintain power, it’s the source of the term “Machiavellian”, meaning cunning or devious/5(K).

During his tenure at the second chancery, Machiavelli persuaded Soderini to reduce the city’s reliance on mercenary forces by establishing a militia (), which Machiavelli subsequently organized. He also undertook diplomatic and military missions to the court of France; to Cesare Borgia (/76–), the son of Pope Alexander VI (reigned –); to Pope Julius II (reigned.

Without Machiavelli to set us right, some of us may believe politics is a noble profession. Use "The Portable Machiavelli" to see through the hazy rhetoric used by spin doctors, or as a tool to aid effective management strategies, or simply for entertainment purposes.

If you are unfamiliar with Machiavelli's work then prepare yourself for a shock."Politics have no relation to morals." - Niccolo Machiavelli quotes from Machiavelli composed The Prince as a practical guide for ruling (though some scholars argue that the book was intended as a satire and essentially a guide on how not to rule).

This goal is evident from the very beginning, the dedication of the book to Lorenzo de’ Medici, the ruler of Florence. The Prince is not particularly theoretical or abstract; its prose is simple and its logic.