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Giving and spending

Erica Benner

in Machiavelli's Prince: A New Reading

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653638
eISBN:
9780191769405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653638.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Since princes are praised for liberality in giving and spending, it is generally desirable to be held liberal. But policies that many people ‘hold’ virtuously liberal involve extravagance that ruins ... More


Stumbling on Theological Secularism

Ajay Skaria

in Unconditional Equality: Gandhi's Religion of Resistance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816698653
eISBN:
9781452953687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698653.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In 1907, Gandhi begins translating William Salter’s Ethical Religion, but eventually abandons the task. The chapter argues that this abandonment is symptomatic of Gandhi’s inadvertent break from ... More


Ciphering the Satyagrahi

Ajay Skaria

in Unconditional Equality: Gandhi's Religion of Resistance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816698653
eISBN:
9781452953687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698653.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Gandhi implicitly contrasts the liberal principle and the conservative vow. But since vows can be profoundly violent (for example, the warrior), Gandhi also asks: what is the vow proper to ... More


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