By Joseph R. Fornieri
Providing an obtainable framework for realizing Lincoln’s statesmanship, this considerate learn examines the 16th president’s political management when it comes to the conventional ethical imaginative and prescient of statecraft as understood by means of epic political philosophers equivalent to Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas. Fornieri contends that Lincoln’s personality is healthier understood when it comes to Aquinas’s figuring out of magnanimity or greatness of soul, the crowning advantage of statesmanship. precise political greatness, as embodied through Lincoln, comprises either humility and sacrificial provider for the typical strong. the long-lasting knowledge and undying teachings of those nice thinkers, Fornieri exhibits, may end up in a deeper appreciation of statesmanship and of its embodiment in Abraham Lincoln.
With the nice philosophers and books of western civilization as his advisor, Fornieri demonstrates the $64000 contribution of normative political philosophy to an figuring out of our 16th president. expert via political idea that pulls at the classics in revealing the timelessness of Lincoln’s instance, his interdisciplinary examine deals profound insights for a person attracted to the character of management, statesmanship, political philosophy, political ethics, political historical past, and constitutional law.
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