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Machiavelli’s Discourses and Space Settlements – part 1

Preliminary remarks

The Discourses of Niccolò Machiavelli consists of three books, which each are divided into paragraphs. In our discussion of The Discourses we will use a Roman numeral to indicate the book and an Arabic numeral for the paragraph, so in this part we will discuss paragraph I-1. Continue reading Machiavelli’s Discourses and Space Settlements – part 1

Machiavelli’s Discourses and Space Settlements

Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Discourses on the First Ten Books of Titus Livius, hereafter “The Discourses“, are the most elaborate statement of classical republican thought. Ever since republican philosophers, such as Hannah Arendt, have been influenced by The Discourses. In fact it is hard, if not impossible, to define and discuss classical republican theory without referring to Machiavelli’s magnus opus. Continue reading Machiavelli’s Discourses and Space Settlements