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1. James Thomas Fetter. The Great Man in Politics: Magnanimity in the History of Western Political Thought</h1>.

Degree: PhD, Political Science, 2012, University of Notre Dame

In this dissertation, I contend that the growing disenchantment with public institutions in Western democracies and the popular desire for leaders perceived to be of good moral character both justifies and calls for an investigation of the Western tradition of political philosophy to determine which, if any, models of virtuous statesmanship in that tradition may serve as a useful model of virtuous leadership for our own time. I evaluate four models of magnanimous statesmanship as presented by four of the most influential political philosophers in our tradition: Aristotle, Cicero, Thomas Aquinas, and Machiavelli. I examine the relationship between these thinkers’ conceptions of magnanimous statesmanship as well as each of their conceptions of this virtue on its own terms. I conclude that Cicero had a far greater influence on both Aquinas’s and Machiavelli’s understandings of this virtue and, more broadly, on statesmanship than generally thought, and I further conclude that Ciceronian magnanimity offers liberal democracies a useful model of magnanimous statesmanship apart from any commitment to virtue ethics or teleology. Advisors/Committee Members: Michael Zuckert, Committee Member, Walter Nicgorski, Committee Chair, Catherine Zuckert, Committee Member, Mary Keys, Committee Member.

Subjects/Keywords: Aristotle; political philosophy; magnanimity; leadership; statesmanship; Cicero

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APA (6th Edition):

Fetter, J. T. (2012). The Great Man in Politics: Magnanimity in the History of Western Political Thought</h1>. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Notre Dame. Retrieved from https://curate.nd.edu/show/0r967368075

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Fetter, James Thomas. “The Great Man in Politics: Magnanimity in the History of Western Political Thought</h1>.” 2012. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Notre Dame. Accessed October 20, 2019. https://curate.nd.edu/show/0r967368075.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Fetter, James Thomas. “The Great Man in Politics: Magnanimity in the History of Western Political Thought</h1>.” 2012. Web. 20 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Fetter JT. The Great Man in Politics: Magnanimity in the History of Western Political Thought</h1>. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Notre Dame; 2012. [cited 2019 Oct 20]. Available from: https://curate.nd.edu/show/0r967368075.

Council of Science Editors:

Fetter JT. The Great Man in Politics: Magnanimity in the History of Western Political Thought</h1>. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Notre Dame; 2012. Available from: https://curate.nd.edu/show/0r967368075

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