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Niccolo Machiavelli și Kautilya: două reflecții filosofice cu privire la arta guvernării

Niccolo Machiavelli and Kautilya: two philosophical reflections on the art of government
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Mite, Liviu-Marius

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Abstract This article compares the ideas of two political thinkers representative for their time and region - Kautilya (of ancient India) and Machiavelli (of modern Europe). The analysis reveals important similarities and differences, and offers potential explanations for the findings. Most significantly, the similarities between Kautyla's Arthasastra and Machiavelli's Prince are visible particularly when it comes to their treatment of war, 'state' administration, diplomacy, monarchy and the features of a good leader. Such similarities suggest that the development of modern European philosophy has been influenced by other cultural spaces, including Ancient India.
Keywords political philosophy; Machiavelli, N.; government; type of government; Europe; India
Classification Basic Research, General Concepts and History of Political Science
Free Keywords Kautilya
Document language Other language
Publication Year 2012
Page/Pages p. 97-109
Journal Annals of the University of Bucharest / Political science series, 14 (2012) 2
ISSN 1582-2486
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works