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Power, Pleasure, and Profit: Insatiable Appetities from Machiavelli to Madison by [Wootton, David]
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Power, Pleasure, and Profit: Insatiable Appetities from Machiavelli to Madison Kindle Edition


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“A work of exceptional merit. Wootton is one of the best intellectual historians in the Anglo-American world today.—Steven Smith, Yale University

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David Wootton guides us through four centuries of Western thought to show how new ideas about politics, ethics, and economics stepped into a gap opened up by religious conflict and the Scientific Revolution. As ideas about godliness and Aristotelian virtue faded, theories about the rational pursuit of power, pleasure, and profit moved to the fore.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 31638 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press (8 October 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07DGKSN3N
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