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He is indeed rejecting one morality — the Christian — but not in favour of
something that cannot be described as a morality at all, but only as a game of
skill, an activity called political, which is not concerned with ultimate human ends,
and is ...
Some thought that there was a single end for all men in all circumstances, or
different ends for men of different kinds or in dissimilar historical environments.
Objectivists and universalists were opposed by relativists and subjectivists, ...
Rationality to him was not merely knowledge of how to adapt means to ends, or
an adequate grasp of historical causation — in particular of the ways in which
social structures grew, cohered, decayed — but lay in understanding the entire
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The CounterEnlightenment l
The Originality of Machiavelli
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