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Between Form and Event Machiavelli's Theory of Political Freedom

by Miguel E. Vatter

  • ISBN: 9780792365334
  • ISBN10: 079236533X

Between Form and Event Machiavelli's Theory of Political Freedom

by Miguel E. Vatter

  • List Price: $269.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
  • Publish date: 10/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780792365334
  • ISBN10: 079236533X
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Description: Acknowledgements. Introduction: The Priority of Event over Form in Machiavelli's Discourse. Part 1: The Form of the State - Beginnings. 1. The Priority of Form over Event in the Ancients. 2. The Natural Origin of Political Form: the Circle of Constitutions. 3. The Religious Origin of Political Form: the System of Authority. 4. The Free Origin of Political Form: from the Principle of Law to the Discord of Principles. 5. The Topology of Political Freedom. 6. The Corruption of Political Freedom: The Modern State as Civil Prince. Part 2: Machiavelli's Theory of History: Modes of Encounter Between Action and Time. 1. The Encounter of Action and Times as Explanation of Fortuna. 2. From Action as Correspondence with the Times to Action as Changing the Times. 3. History as Effect of Free Action: Fortuna and Virt in The Prince. 4. The People as Subject Matter of History: Fortuna and Virt in the Discourses on Livy. Part 3: The Event of the Republic - Return to Beginnings. 1. The Aporetic Foundation of Political Freedom. 2. The Theory of Return to Beginnings. 3. The Revolutionary Event: Theory of Political Change. 4. Theory of Citizenship and Ethically-Contradictory Action. Conclusion: The Machiavellian Legacy: Origin and Outcomes of the Conflict Between Politics and Morality in Modernity. Bibliography.
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