Otto Pöggeler, Machiavelli e Hegel. Potere ed eticità

The following article by Otto Pöggeler appears for the first time in its translation to Italian. Here, Pöggeler further enquires some of the topics already developed in his previous essay Philosophie und Revolution beim jungen Hegel. After briefly reviewing the history of the reception of Machiavelli’s work in German thought, the author focuses on the main theme of Hegel’s interpretation of The Prince, framing it in the wider context of the debate on the concept of raison d’état. The question about the relation occuring between power and ethicity is key to clarify Hegel’s Auseinandersetzung with Machiavelli, and moreover to encourage a comparison between contemporary thinking and the models of classical German philosophy.

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