By Joseph R. Fornieri
Providing an available framework for figuring out Lincoln’s statesmanship, this considerate research examines the 16th president’s political management by way of the normal ethical imaginative and prescient of statecraft as understood by means of epic political philosophers reminiscent of Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas. Fornieri contends that Lincoln’s personality is better understood by way of Aquinas’s knowing of magnanimity or greatness of soul, the crowning advantage of statesmanship. real political greatness, as embodied via Lincoln, comprises either humility and sacrificial carrier for the typical strong. 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 nice 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 via political concept that attracts at the classics in revealing the timelessness of Lincoln’s instance, his interdisciplinary research bargains profound insights for an individual attracted to the character of management, statesmanship, political philosophy, political ethics, political background, and constitutional law.
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Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman by Joseph R. Fornieri