Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman by Joseph R. Fornieri

By Joseph R. Fornieri

What constitutes Lincoln’s political greatness as a statesman? As a good chief, he stored the Union, presided over the top of slavery, and helped to pave the way in which for an interracial democracy. His nice speeches offer enduring knowledge approximately human equality, democracy, loose hard work, and loose society. Joseph R. Fornieri contends that Lincoln’s political genius is better understood by way of a philosophical statesmanship that united greatness of proposal and motion, one who mixed concept and perform. This philosophical statesmanship, Fornieri argues, can most sensible be understood by way of six dimensions of political management: knowledge, prudence, accountability, magnanimity, rhetoric, and patriotism. Drawing on insights from heritage, politics, and philosophy, Fornieri tackles the query of ways Lincoln’s statesmanship displayed every one of those the most important elements.

Providing an available framework for realizing Lincoln’s statesmanship, this considerate learn examines the 16th president’s political management by way of the normal ethical imaginative and prescient of statecraft as understood through epic political philosophers akin to Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas. Fornieri contends that Lincoln’s personality is better understood when it comes to Aquinas’s knowing of magnanimity or greatness of soul, the crowning advantage of statesmanship. precise political greatness, as embodied through Lincoln, includes either humility and sacrificial carrier for the typical stable. the iconic knowledge and undying teachings of those nice thinkers, Fornieri indicates, 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 advisor, Fornieri demonstrates the $64000 contribution of normative political philosophy to an realizing of our 16th president. educated by means of political idea that pulls at the classics in revealing the timelessness of Lincoln’s instance, his interdisciplinary research bargains profound insights for somebody attracted to the character of management, statesmanship, political philosophy, political ethics, political historical past, and constitutional law.

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