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By Paul A. Rahe

ISBN-10: 052112395X

ISBN-13: 9780521123952

ISBN-10: 0521883903

ISBN-13: 9780521883900

sleek republicanism - unusual from its classical counterpart through its advertisement personality and jealous mistrust of these in energy, by way of its use of consultant associations, and via its employment of a separation of powers and a process of exams and balances - owes a tremendous 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. even though abortive, this test left a legacy within the political technology articulated either through 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 radical species of republicanism first championed within the early 1500s via Niccolò Machiavelli, and examines the debt that he they usually owed the Epicurean culture in philosophy and the political technology crafted by way of the Arab philosophers Alfarabi, Avicenna, and Averroës.

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