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Antulio J. Echevarria II

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231911

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231911.001.0001

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Genius, Giving the Rule to Art

Genius, Giving the Rule to Art

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(p.102) 5 Genius, Giving the Rule to Art
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Clausewitz and Contemporary War
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Antulio J. Echevarria II

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231911.003.0008

This chapter discusses Clausewitz's complementary concepts of friction and genius. Military theorists of the Enlightenment tended to avoid discussing genius, or considered it a special phenomenon above explanation. Clausewitz attempted to provide one of the first scientific analyses of genius.

Keywords:   friction, uncertainty, chance, danger, physical exertion, military genius

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