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On this view, the ultimate ends of life for the individual are inseparable from the
collective life of the polis. Men can attain to moral health and lead full, productive,
public lives only in the service of a strong, united, successful community.
The analogy between a state and people and an individual is a fallacy : 'a state
and a people are governed in a different way from an individual' ;1 'not individual
good but common good is what makes cities great'.2 One may disagree with this.
thought is his parallel between the growth of a species and the growth of the
individual: just as we are able to recollect the experiences of childhood (and in
our day psychoanalysis has probed further than this), so it must be possible to ...
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The CounterEnlightenment l
The Originality of Machiavelli
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