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Cicero, On the Republic

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...In no other state than that in which supreme power belongs to the people can liberty find any place to dwell – and surely nothing can ever be sweeter than liberty. But liberty, if it is not equal, is not actually liberty. But how can...

Consent and Popular Sovereignty in Medieval Political Thought: Marsilius of Padua’s Defensor pacis

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The primary human authority, simply speaking, to pass or institute human laws belongs to that from which alone the best laws can result. But this is the universal body of the citizens or its prevailing part, which represents the whole...

The epic of history

Dmitri Nikulin

Dmitri Nikulin is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Philosophy at The New School for Social Research in New York, USA. His interests range from ancient and early modern philosophy to the philosophy of dialogue and of literature. He is the author of a number of books including Matter, Imagination and Geometry (2002), On Dialogue (2006), Dialectic and Dialogue (2010), and Comedy, Seriously (2014). He is also the editor of and contributor to The Other Plato (2012) and Memory: A Philosophical History (2015) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Concept of History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Doer and teller, poet and historian. An important question is: who is the first in the constitution of a history based on stories of epic? Is it the “doer” or the “teller,” the hero or the poet, Achilles or Homer, the one who embodies...

Historical Analogies, Historia magistra vitae

Xin Fan

State University of New York at Fredonia Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...Introduction From Aristotle to Mary Hesse (1924–2016), generations of philosophers have reflected upon analogy and analogical reasoning. The consensus is that an analogy is “a comparison between two objects, or systems of objects...