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Pagan Virtues?

John Casey

in Pagan Virtue: An Essay in Ethics

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240037
eISBN:
9780191680069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240037.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter describes the attributes of a courageous man, as someone who does not simply pursue an end, which he desires, with intelligence and determination, despite the pains and terrors. Rather ... More


Necessity and Fortune: Machiavelli's Politics of Nature

Yves Winter

in Second Nature: Rethinking the Natural through Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251414
eISBN:
9780823252923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251414.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In this chapter, Yves Winter reads Machiavelli as offering an ambivalent portrait of the modern relationship with nature. Winter's Machiavelli does not adhere to natural law, nor oppose nature with ... More


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