By Joseph R. Fornieri
Providing an obtainable framework for figuring out Lincoln’s statesmanship, this considerate research examines the 16th president’s political management when it comes to the normal ethical imaginative and prescient of statecraft as understood via epic political philosophers similar to Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas. Fornieri contends that Lincoln’s personality is healthier understood by way of Aquinas’s figuring out of magnanimity or greatness of soul, the crowning advantage of statesmanship. precise political greatness, as embodied by means of Lincoln, includes either humility and sacrificial carrier for the typical reliable. the iconic knowledge and undying teachings of those nice thinkers, Fornieri exhibits, can result in a deeper appreciation of statesmanship and of its embodiment in Abraham Lincoln.
With the good philosophers and books of western civilization as his consultant, Fornieri demonstrates the real contribution of normative political philosophy to an figuring out of our 16th president. knowledgeable through political idea that attracts at the classics in revealing the timelessness of Lincoln’s instance, his interdisciplinary research deals profound insights for somebody attracted to the character of management, statesmanship, political philosophy, political ethics, political heritage, and constitutional law.
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