In Machiavelli in the Making, the influential French scholar and public intellectual Claude Lefort introduces a wholly novel interpretation of NiccolA³ Machiavelli's oeuvre, revealing in the Florentine's thought a thoroughly modern concept of the political with implications for qour experience of politics here and now.q Lefort extricates Machiavelli's thought from the dominant interpretations of Machiavelli as the founder of qobjectiveq political science, which, having liberated itself from the religious and moralizing tendencies of medieval political reflection, attempts to arrive at a realistic discourse on the operations of raw power. Lefort ultimately finds that Machiavelli's discourse opens the qplace of the political, q which had previously been occupied by theology and morality. An essential contribution to the ongoing reassessment of Machiavelli's significance, Machiavelli in the Making also stands as a crucial text for the understanding of Lefort's later writings on democracy and totallitarianism.In Machiavelli in the Making, the influential French scholar and public intellectual Claude Lefort introduces a wholly novel interpretation of NiccolA³ Machiavellia#39;s oeuvre, revealing in the Florentinea#39;s thought a thoroughly modern concept ...
|Title||:||Machiavelli in the Making|
|Author||:||Claude Lefort, Michael B. Smith|
|Publisher||:||Northwestern University Press - 2012-03-30|