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Erasmus of Rotterdam and Ján Milochovský: Two Humanistic Conceptions of Christian Political Ethics

(Original title: Erazmus Rotterdamský a Ján Milochovský: Dve humanistické koncepcie kresťanskej etiky politiky)
Filozofia, 65 (2010), 10, 979-989.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

In his Education of a Christian Prince (1516) Erasmus applies ancient and Christian virtues to the functions of a Christian prince. Slovak humanist writer Ján Milochovský (1630 – 1684), who new Erasmus’s work, expanded in his Ornamentum Magistratus Politici (1678) the scope of the ethical and moral functions of a prince, focusing on three fundamental virtues: piety, justice and tolerance.The paper offers an analysis of Erasmus’s political ethics and examines the impact of the latter on the Slovak humanism of the second half of the 17th century, especially in the writings of Ján Milochovský.


Erasmus of Rotterdam, Ján Milochovský, Ethics, Politics, Humanism, Christianity

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