Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Beginnings of Politics?

"The Tragic Philosophy of Machiavelli" is the topic for a presentation by philosophy professor Ursula Niklas Peterson at 4:30 p.m. 30 March.

The talk, part of the School of Liberal Arts Sabbatical Speaker Series, takes place in CE 268 on the Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis campus.

She notes that Machiavelli is the first to reject the Platonic unity of human excellence. The fragmentation of value, Machiavelli teaches, results in the tragic conflict between moral goodness and political excellence.

It's a School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI 40th Anniversary Event.

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