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Author Fornieri, Joseph R., author.

Title Abraham Lincoln, philosopher statesman / Joseph R. Fornieri
Published Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xv, 216 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Wisdom -- Prudence -- Duty -- Magnanimity -- Rhetoric -- Patriotism -- Conclusion
Summary Providing an accessible framework for understanding Lincoln's statesmanship, this thoughtful study examines the sixteenth president's political leadership in terms of the traditional moral vision of statecraft as understood by epic political philosophers such as Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas. Fornieri contends that Lincoln's character is best understood in terms of Aquinas's understanding of magnanimity or greatness of soul, the crowning virtue of statesmanship. True political greatness, as embodied by Lincoln, involves both humility and sacrificial service for the common good. The enduring wisdom and timeless teachings of these great thinkers, Fornieri shows, can lead to a deeper appreciation of statesmanship and of its embodiment in Abraham Lincoln
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-212) and index
Notes English
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SUBJECT Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Philosophy.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Political and social views.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Ethics
Aristotle -- Influence
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274 -- Influence
Aristotle. fast (OCoLC)fst00029885
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 fast (OCoLC)fst00030184
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274 fast (OCoLC)fst00029176
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865 gnd
Subject Political leadership -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Political science -- Philosophy
Presidents -- United States -- Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Presidents & Heads of State.
HISTORY -- United States -- Civil War Period (1850-1877)
HISTORY -- United States -- 19th century.
PHILOSOPHY -- Political.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Political and social views.
Political leadership.
Political science -- Philosophy.
Politische Philosophie
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0809333309