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Power, Pleasure, and Profit: Insatiable Appetities from Machiavelli to Madison
by David Wootton
Harvard University Press, 2018
eISBN: 978-0-674-98988-7 | Cloth: 978-0-674-97667-2
Library of Congress Classification BJ1595.W793 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 170.903

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
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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