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FT-10720-70

John Geerken
Scripps College (Claremont, CA 91711-3948)

Machiavelli's Conception of Political Virtue

Study of Machiavelli's conception of political virtue (virtu) against the background of Machiavelli's general ethical thought and philosophy of history. In Machiavelli's eyes, what was the relationship between politics and ethics? What limitations does hisotry impose on political leaders? Expansion of fellow's doctoral dissertation, Heroic Virtue: An Introduction to the Origins and Nature of a Renaissance Concept.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$1,500 (approved)
$1,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1970 – 8/31/1970