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Against Throne and Altar: Machiavelli and Political Theory by Paul A. Rahe PDF

By Paul A. Rahe

ISBN-10: 052112395X

ISBN-13: 9780521123952

ISBN-10: 0521883903

ISBN-13: 9780521883900

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

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