The Case for Greatness (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
280
Utgivningsdatum
2014-06-10
Förlag
Yale University Press
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
227 x 152 x 20 mm
Vikt
382 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
402:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Matte Lam
ISBN
9780300209730
The Case for Greatness (häftad)

The Case for Greatness

Honorable Ambition and Its Critics

Häftad Engelska, 2014-06-10
329
Skickas inom 10-15 vardagar.
Fri frakt inom Sverige för privatpersoner.
Finns även som
Visa alla 1 format & utgåvor
The Case for Greatness is a spirited look at political ambition, good and bad, with particular attention to honorable ambition. Robert Faulkner contends that too many modern accounts of leadership slight such things as determination to excel, good judgment, justice, and a sense of honor-the very qualities that distinguish the truly great. And here he offers an attempt to recover "a reasonable understanding of excellence," that which distinguishes a Franklin D. Roosevelt and a Lincoln from lesser leaders. Faulkner finds the most telling diagnoses in antiquity and examines closely Aristotle's great-souled man, two accounts of the spectacular and dubious Athenian politician Alcibiades, and the life of the imperial conqueror Cyrus the Great. There results a complex and compelling picture of greatness and its problems. Faulkner dissects military and imperial ambition, the art of leadership, and, in the later example of George Washington, ambition in the service of popular self-government. He also addresses modern indictments of even the best forms of political greatness, whether in the critical thinking of Hobbes, the idealism of Kant, the relativism and brutalism of Nietzsche, or the egalitarianism of Rawls and Arendt. He shows how modern philosophy came to doubt and indeed disdain even the best forms of ambition. This book is a nuanced defense of admirable ambition and the honor-seeking life, as well as an irresistible invitation to apply these terms to our own times and leaders.
Visa hela texten

Passar bra ihop

  1. The Case for Greatness
  2. +
  3. America at Risk

De som köpt den här boken har ofta också köpt America at Risk av Robert Faulkner, Susan Shell (inbunden).

Köp båda 2 för 718 kr

Kundrecensioner

Har du läst boken? Sätt ditt betyg »

Bloggat om The Case for Greatness

Övrig information

Robert Faulkner is professor of political science at Boston College.