Discorsi politici

Aristotelian work
Date: 1602

Work ref: 41
Multiple work: No
Type: Prose

Author

ALBERGATI Fabio
(1538-1606)

Extant versions

Printed editions

Genre

Treatise

Related to Aristotle's

Politics

Branch of Philosophy

Moral Philosophy
—Politics

Description

As Albergati states in the preface letter to cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini, he had been asked to write the work by cardinal Francisco de Toledo Herrera in order to reprobate Jean Bodin's political theories by means of a strong defence of Aristotle's. The author aims thus at demonstrating the superiority of absolute monarchy on any other kind of political structure. Aristotle is celebrated within the preface as the main philosophical reference: (cf. p. 2: 'Conciosiache havendo Aristotele per comune consentimento di molti secoli ottenuto presso i Greci, Arabi, Latini e qualunque altra natione che nelle lettere s'è esercitata il primo honore ne i publici studi in tutte le arti, scienze e facoltà , delle quali ha trattato, era agevole da conchiudere che colui che di opporsi alla finezza di tanta dottrina osava, era degno anzi di compassione che di risposta).





Original Record Author
Eugenio Refini
Record Last Updated On
07/03/2013
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Citation
Eugenio Refini, ‘Discorsi politici’, in Vernacular Aristotelianism in Renaissance Italy Database (VARIDB)
  <http://vari.warwick.ac.uk/items/show/4938> [accessed 21 September 2017]