Articles tagged: machiavelli

La Mort de César (ca. 1859–1867) by Jean-Léon Gérôme, depicting the aftermath of the attack with Caesar's body abandoned in the foreground as the senators exult.

Great Books: 15 Lessons from Cicero's On Duties

Philosophy

SPL Staff • August 17th, 2017

Listers, "few of those who have sought to present a systematic account of the development of political philosophy have attached great importance to Cicero's political thought."1 Marcus Tullius Cicero, born January 3, 106 BC, was a Roman politician, lawyer, and an incredible rhetorician whose... Read More →

Great Books: 31 Political Works Recommended by Faithful Catholic Colleges

literature Philosophy

SPL Staff • May 15th, 2015

Listers, certain "Great Books" have shaped the course of the Western world. Mortimer J. Adler, a Roman Catholic philosopher and professor, presented three criterion for a book to be considered "great," he stated: The book has contemporary significance: that is, it has relevance to the problems... Read More →

4 Steps to Understand the Crisis of Modernity

history Philosophy

SPL Staff • July 29th, 2014

Listers, modernity developed as a rejection. Though each modern philosopher worked toward his own end, they all contributed to the grand project of modernity - the emancipation of the human will from all externalities. It is not God, nature, or history that grants this life value. It is the human... Read More →

60 Philosophy Memes for you Lovers of Wisdom

Philosophy

SPL Staff • December 16th, 2013

      What did you think? Any philosophers you would have liked to have seen? Have a meme you think should make the list? Share below.  Read More →

7 Introductory Catholic Thoughts on Machiavelli's The Prince

Philosophy

SPL Staff • March 8th, 2012

**Listers, the term Machiavellian is synonymous with cunning and unscrupulous political action. **The cultural reputation of Niccolo Machiavelli may be summed up in the fact that the term Old Nick stems directly from his name and is a term for the Devil. In general, Machiavelli is seen as the... Read More →
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