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New PDF release: Against Throne and Altar: Machiavelli and Political Theory

By Paul A. Rahe

ISBN-10: 052112395X

ISBN-13: 9780521123952

ISBN-10: 0521883903

ISBN-13: 9780521883900

glossy republicanism - distinctive from its classical counterpart by way of its advertisement personality and jealous mistrust of these in energy, by way of its use of consultant associations, and by way of its employment of a separation of powers and a procedure of assessments and balances - owes an incredible debt to the republican test carried out in England among 1649, while Charles i used to be carried out, and 1660, whilst Charles II used to be topped. even though abortive, this test left a legacy within the political technology articulated either by way of its champions, John Milton, Marchamont Nedham, and James Harrington, and by means of its someday opponent and supreme supporter, Thomas Hobbes. This quantity examines those 4 thinkers, situates them with reference to the unconventional species of republicanism first championed within the early 1500s via Niccolò Machiavelli, and examines the debt that he and so they owed the Epicurean culture in philosophy and the political technology crafted by means of the Arab philosophers Alfarabi, Avicenna, and Averroës.

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