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Niccolo Machiavelli and Thomas Hobbes
This paper examines a "The Prince" by Niccolo Machiavelli and "Leviathan" by Thomas Hobbes.
# 6254 | 1,365 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 09, 2003 in Political Science (Machiavelli, Niccolo) , Philosophy (History)

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A look at these philosopher's views on the nature of human relationships, how it is that we join together to form societies, what the best form of human society might be, and the ways in which what is natural in human nature can be overcome by the goodness that lies in collective action ? or exacerbated by the concatenation of so many humans working in concert with each other.

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"While both of these philosophers will reject the idealized image of "imagined republics" - both as ideals and as possible realities - Machiavelli proves himself in the end to be more of an heir to their writings than does Hobbes - which is hardly surprising, given that Machiavelli, as a writer of the Italian Renaissance is much more clearly an historical heir to the classical thinkers."

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