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Erica Benner is Fellow in Ethics and Political philosophy at Yale University. She previously taught at Oxford University and the London School of Economics. She is the author of Really Existing Nationalisms (OUP 1995), Machiavelli's Ethics (PUP 2009), and many publications in the ethics of nationalism and self-determination.
Table of Contents
Introduction Ironic techniques Coded words Dedication: Princes and peoples States 1: Republics and principalities 2: Maintaining states 3: Empire 4: Absolute government 5: Free cities Modes 6: Virtú 7: Fortune 8: Crimes 9: Fortunate astuteness Foundations 10: Abundance and necessity 11: Popes 12: Arms and laws 13: Arms and virtú 14: Knowledge and discipline Virtues and vices 15: Praise and blame 16: Giving and spending 17: Fear and punishment 18: Deception and good faith 19: What princes should fear Prudence and trust 20: Trusting one's own subjects 21: Gaining trust from allies 22: Trustworthy ministers 23: Why princes need the truth Redemption 24: Stop blaming others 25: How to deal with fortune 26: Pick yourself up Conclusion Introduction Ironic techniques Coded words Dedication: Princes and peoples States 1. Republics and principalities 2. Maintaining states 3. Empire 4. Absolute government 5. Free cities Modes 6. Virtu 7. Fortune 8. Crimes 9. Fortunate astuteness Foundations 10. Abundance and necessity 11. Popes 12. Arms and laws 13. Arms and virtu 14. Knowledge and discipline Virtues and vices 15. Praise and blame 16. Giving and spending 17. Fear and punishment 18. Deception and good faith 19. What princes should fear Prudence and trust 20. Trusting one's own subjects 21. Gaining trust from allies 22. Trustworthy ministers 23. Why princes need the truth Redemption 24. Stop blaming others 25. How to deal with fortune 26. Pick yourself up Conclusion