The Department of Theology and Religious Studies, the Paul E.
McKeever Chair in Moral Theology and the Department of Philosophy
"The Problem of the Prince: Machiavelli
and His Discontents"
Associate Professor, Department of
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The name Machiavelli has become synonymous with the idea of "the
ends justifies the means." The inverts the traditional Christian
understanding of moral action in which an evil intention can never
be sanctioned, regardless of the end. In this talk, Professor
Statile will consider the intentions of Machiavelli in connection
to the proper relation between ethics and politics; and the method
of Machiavelli as a precursor to realpolitik. The post-renaissance
reception of the book will also be considered.
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
12:10 - 1:30 p.m.
Marillac Auditorium, Queens Campus
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Lois Horan on
the Queens Campus (718) 990-1393.