The Art of Power

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-04-03
  • Publisher: Lexington Books

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The Art of Power offers up a challenge to traditional political theory. Diego A. von Vacano provides original interpretations of Machiavelli's oeuvre and of Nietzsche's relationship to politics.

Author Biography

Diego A. van Vacano is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University

Table of Contents

Abbreviationsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introduction: Art, Power, and Knowledgep. 1
Machiavelli's Ass and the Poetics of Political Lifep. 11
Tragic Machiavelli: The Agon of the Heroic Princep. 43
Nietzsche's Machiavellismp. 73
A Machiavellian Zarathustra: The Aesthetic Politics of Value Creationp. 111
The Form of Aesthetic Political Theoryp. 139
Aesthetic Political Theory and Modernityp. 159
Conclusion: Spectacular Politicsp. 185
Bibliographyp. 197
Indexp. 207
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