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That noble science of politics

a study in nineteenth-century intellectual history

by Stefan Collini

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementStefan Collini, Donald Winch, John Burrow.
    ContributionsWinch, Donald., Burrow, J. W. 1935-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJA84.G7
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx,385p. ;
    Number of Pages385
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21495778M
    ISBN 10052125762X, 0521277701

    In like manner we may infer that, after the birth of animals, plants exist for their sake, and that the other animals exist for the sake of man, the tame for use and food, the wild, if not all at least the greater part of them, for food, and for the provision of clothing and various instruments. And therefore we must study the man who is in the most perfect state both of body and soul, for in him we shall see the true relation of the two; although in bad or corrupted natures the body will often appear to rule over the soul, because they are in an evil and unnatural condition. Now we determined that a slave is useful for the wants of life, and therefore he will obviously require only so much virtue as will prevent him from failing in his duty through cowardice or lack of self-control. Should plea-bargaining be allowed? For as political science does not make men, but takes them from nature and uses them, so too nature provides them with earth or sea or the like as a source of food.

    Its clarity of style and attention to scholarly detail make it an unusually accessible work…Any member of the discipline would benefit from the overview which Ricci constructs. Hence, where the relation of master and slave between them is natural they are friends and have a common interest, but where it rests merely on law and force the reverse is true. The kind already described is given by nature, the other is gained by experience and art. Nature, as we often say, makes nothing in vain, and man is the only animal whom she has endowed with the gift of speech. As this is so, usury is most reasonably hated, because its gain comes from money itself and not from that for the sake of which money was invented. Crocker - Hoover Institution PressThis project was undertaken in order to explore the elements of a U.

    Thales, so the story goes, because of his poverty was taunted with the uselessness of philosophy; but from his knowledge of astronomy he had observed while it was still winter that there was going to be a large crop of olives, so he raised a small sum of money and paid round deposits for the whole of the olive-presses in Miletus and Chioswhich he hired at a low rent as nobody was running him up; and when the season arrived, there was a sudden demand for a number of presses at the same time, and by letting them out on what terms he liked he realized a large sum of money, so proving that it is easy for philosophers to be rich if they choose, but this is not what they care about. And it is clear that the rule of the soul over the body, and of the mind and the rational element over the passionate, is natural and expedient; whereas the equality of the two or the rule of the inferior is always hurtful. It is manifest, then, that the master ought to be the source of such excellence in the slave, and not a mere possessor of the art of mastership which trains the slave in his duties. During the Middle Ages, for example, the major concerns revolved around the problem of where the state stood in relation to man and his God. The 35 most scientific of these industries are those which involve the smallest element of chance, the most mechanic those in which the operatives undergo the greatest amount of bodily degradation, the most servile those in which the most uses are made of the body, and the most ignoble those in which there is the least requirement of virtue as an accessory. Or can men dedicated to relentlessly examining, in Nietzsche 's language, those "deadly truths," flourish freely?


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When the use of coin had once been discovered, out of the barter of necessary articles arose the other art of wealth getting, namely, retail trade; which was at first probably a simple matter, but became more complicated as soon as men learned by experience whence and by what exchanges the greatest profit might be made.

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When several villages are united in a single complete community, large enough to be nearly or quite self-sufficing, the state comes into existence, originating in the bare needs of life, and continuing in existence for the sake of a good life. The laziest are shepherds, who lead an idle life, and get their subsistence without trouble from tame animals; their flocks having to wander from place to place in search of pasture, they are compelled to follow them, cultivating a sort of living farm.

The shuttle, for example, is not only of use; but something else is made by it, whereas of a garment or of a bed there is only the use. The same principle applies to nobility. They inspired over protests against corporate greed and the nexus between politicians and corporation in 82 countries around the world by October A must-read classic of world literature.

Were this the case, men of the highest rank would be slaves and the children of slaves if they or their parents chance to have been taken captive and sold. Should plea-bargaining be allowed? Political science is commonly divided into a number of subfields, the most prominent being political theory, national government, comparative government, international relations, and special areas shared with other social sciences such as sociology, psychology, and economics.

The same may be said of all possessions, for the art of exchange extends to all of them, and it arises at first from what is natural, from the circumstance that some have too little, others too much.

Of the other, which consists in exchange, the first and most important division is commerce of which there are three kinds- the provision of a ship, the conveyance of goods, exposure for sale- these again differing as they are safer or more profitablethe second is usury, the third, service for hire- of this, one kind is employed in the mechanical arts, the other in unskilled and bodily labor.

This then virtually completes the list of the various modes of life, those at least that have their industry sprung from themselves and do not procure their food by barter and trade— [b] [1] the lives of the herdsman, the brigand, the fisherman, the hunter, the husband-man.

All classes must be deemed to have their special attributes; as the poet says of women, "Silence is a woman's glory, " but this is not equally the glory of man. And statesmen as well ought to know these things; for a state is often as much in want of money and of such devices for obtaining it as a household, or even more so; hence some public men devote themselves entirely to finance.

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Wherefore men say that the Gods have a king, because they themselves either are or were in ancient times under the rule of a king. And if the ruled, how will he obey well?

At all events we may firstly observe in living creatures both a despotical and a constitutional rule; for the soul rules the body with a despotical rule, whereas the intellect rules the appetites with a constitutional and royal rule. What kind of Still there may be a science for the master and science for the slave.

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