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作者 Harding, Brian (Professor of philosophy), author
書名 Not even a god can save us now : reading Machiavelli after Heidegger / Brian Harding
出版項 Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017
國際標準書號 9780773550506 (cloth)
9780773550513 (paper)
9780773550520 (ePDF)
9780773550537 (ePUB)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  JC143.M4 H367 2017    在架上    30610020549390
 文哲所  570.9404 M149/ H263    在架上    30580003440018
說明 xiii, 205 pages ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 McGill-Queen's studies in the history of ideas ; 70
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-202) and index
Reading Machiavelli with post-Heideggerian philosophy -- Sacrifice and the eternity of the world -- Truth and sacrifice in Machiavelli -- Sacrifice and the city -- New Princes, new philosophies, and old gods -- The end of the world
"Machiavelli is rarely discussed in depth by philosophers working in what is commonly called 'continental philosophy, ' but which with more accuracy might be called post-Heideggerian philosophy. Likewise, few scholars working on Machiavelli attempt to engage post-Heideggerian philosophy. Both tendencies, Brian Harding believes, are lamentable, since many of the problems that engage major figures in the continental tradition also engaged Machiavelli: themes such as the relationship between violence, religion and politics; the origin or foundations of authority; the relationship between philosophy and politics; and the critique or overcoming of Platonism. He suggests that a careful reading of Machiavelli in dialogue with at least some post-Heideggerian philosophers (Heidegger himself, Jacques Derrida, and René Girard) will shed more light on these themes than either Machiavelli or those post-Heideggerian philosophers could in isolation. His book is an attempt at exactly such cross-pollination. Instead of looking at Machiavelli from the usual standpoint of political philosophy, it concentrates on such topics as Machiavelli's discussion of the debate about the world's eternity, the roles of fortune and God in human affairs, sacrificial violence, and the consequences of believing that the world is eternal. But instead of examining these topics from a historical perspective, Harding examines the interplay between Machiavelli's work and the ideas of contemporary European thinkers"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527 -- Criticism and interpretation
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