Hobees and Spinoza

  title={Hobees and Spinoza},
  author={Noel Malcolm and John Hagerty Burns and Mark Goldie},

Social Contract and Beyond: Sociability, Reciprocity and Tax Ethics

Paying taxes, as determined by the legislature, is a moral obligation owed by members of a community to their community. Question is whether paying taxes has become an exclusively legal affair: a

The invention of human nature: the intention and reception of Pufendorf’s entia moralia doctrine

ABSTRACT In treating human nature as a ‘moral entity’, imposed by God for reasons into which man could have no direct insight, Samuel Pufendorf reconfigured the architecture of natural law thought in

‘Men are not born fit for citizenship, but must be made so’: Spinoza and citizenship

The modern conception of citizenship contains often unacknowledged key background assumptions – about the role of rights in citizenship, about the citizen modelled on a liberal autonomous and



Jurisconsultus Perfectus: The Lawyer as Renaissance Man

  • D. Kelley
  • History
    Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes
  • 1988
LAWYERS have always had a bad press. Cicero (who should have known) spoke of them as mean and mercenary. Peter the Chanter in the twelfth century denounced their mendacity and treachery.' Martin

The Humanist Portrait of Cosimo de' Medici, Pater Patriae

H onoured by his fellow-citizens as Pater Patriae of Florence and condemned by Pius II as her paramour, the figure of Cosimo de' Medici still remains enigmatic. For although he was eulogized by the

Cosimo de' Medici's Patronage of Architecture and the Theory of Magnificence

  • A. Jenkins
  • History
    Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes
  • 1970
Between 1436 and I450 Cosimo de' Medici was alone in Italy in spending very large sums of money on a series of building projects. This was opposed to the most generally expressed opinion of the time

Medieval “Ars Dictaminis” and the Beginnings of Humanism: a New Construction of the Problem*

  • R. Witt
  • Art
    Renaissance Quarterly
  • 1982
In the almost forty years since he first enunciated his thesis, Paul O. Kristeller's view that the Italian humanists were essentially rhetoricians has found wide acceptance. His analysis of the