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The empire of human nature, Machiavelli's appeal to the ancient republic and Montesquieu's critique of it

@inproceedings{Loucks2000TheEO,
  title={The empire of human nature, Machiavelli's appeal to the ancient republic and Montesquieu's critique of it},
  author={J. F. Loucks},
  year={2000}
}
  • J. F. Loucks
  • Published 2000
  • Philosophy
  • The Empire of Human Nature: Machiavelli ' s Appeal to Antiquity and Montesquieu's Critique of It Ph.û. 2000 James Frederick Loucks III Departmen t of Poli tical Science University of Toronto This dissertation explores how Machiavelli and Montesquieu's contrary conceptions of human nature lead to radically divergent political prescriptions. Montesquieu intends to liberate the modem world &om the legacy of antiquity, particularly Roman antiquity, because ancient republics violated human nature… CONTINUE READING
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