Machiavelli in Hell

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The soul has been made in the very image of God. Readings will mostly be from primary sources, but there’ll be a bit of secondary literature as well e.g. But that definition won't do in itself (1) because other subjects that are distinct from philosophy make use of logic, as e.g. do the sciences, and (2) because we also call the results of philosophizing, e.g. the propositions of metaphysics and ethics, philosophy, not just the tools we use to arrive at those propositions.

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Publisher: Princeton University Press; 2nd ptg. edition (1990)


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