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Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Locke: The Origins and Nature of Social Contract Liberalism

Ruiyi Lan | August 2016

The liberal school of thought has existed in embryo in the fourteenth century of early European modernity. Aligned with this trend of thinking, the social contract theory gradually came into maturity by the inquiry of the modern political philosophers like Niccolo Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, etc. 3,284 more words

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Ancient Egyptians' 4,000-year-old strategy for dealing with an “argumentative superior"

Patience is a virtue. Don’t bug your partner about their weight. Try not to vex your boss. As a new translation of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs reveals, the fundamental rules of human behavior have changed little in the last 4,000 years—and wisdom from the times of the pharaohs still rings wry and insightful today. 779 more words

The Prep School Prince

Ideas have consequences, whether good or bad. Some ideas in history have set a deadly pendulum swinging towards what we now refer to as the Modern Man. 1,222 more words

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Machiavelli pt.1 :Background cont

To begin to understand the policies of The Prince I thought it best to understand the context in which the works had been produced. Not only Machiavelli as an author but also the historical context in which the book was written. 262 more words

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Machiavelli pt.1: Background

To begin to understand the policies of The Prince I thought it best to understand the context in which the works had been produced. Not only Machiavelli as an authors but also the historical context in which it was written. 285 more words

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What Are You Reading?

I was reminded today that I was supposed to be reading a book that was given to me by the man who could have been the inspiration for the  movie, … 127 more words

Ray Visotski

Appoggiatura and Logorrhea No. 178

Politics what they are nowadays, the following is appropriate:

Any injury we do to a man must be such that we need not fear his vengeance. ― Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

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