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" There is written on the turrets of the city of Lucca in great characters at this day, the word libertas; yet no man can thence infer that a particular man has more liberty or immunity from the service of the commonwealth there than in Constantinople.... "
An Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of James I. and ... - Page 244
by William Harris - 1814
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Philosophy in History: Essays in the Historiography of Philosophy

Professor of Comparative Literature Richard Rorty, Richard Rorty, Jerome B. Schneewind, Quentin Skinner, Richard M. Schneewind, Cambridge University Press - History - 1984 - 403 pages
...example, seeks to dispose of it by the typical device of sheer assertion, declaring in Leviathan that 'whether a commonwealth be monarchical or popular, the freedom is still the same' (Hobbes 1968:266). And this contention has in turn been reiterated by most defenders of negative liberty...
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Harrington: 'The Commonwealth of Oceana' and 'A System of Politics'

James Harrington - History - 1992 - 299 pages
...infer, that a particular man hath more liberty or immunity from the service of the commonwealth there, than in Constantinople. Whether a commonwealth be monarchical or popular, the freedom is the same." 9 The mountain hath brought forth, and we have a litde equivocation! For to say that a Lucchese...
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The Myth of American Individualism: The Protestant Origins of American ...

Barry Alan Shain - History - 1996 - 416 pages
...Commonwealth there, than in Constantinople. Whether a Commonwealth be Monarchicall, or Popular, the Freedome is still the same. But it is an easy thing, for men to be deceived, by the specious name of Libertie; and for want of Judgement to distinguish, mistake that for their Private Inheritance, and...
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Leviathan: With selected variants from the Latin edition of 1668

Thomas Hobbes, Edwin Curley - Philosophy - 1994 - 627 pages
...infer that a particular man has more liberty, or immunity from the service of the commonwealth, there than in Constantinople. Whether a commonwealth be...monarchical or popular, the freedom is still the same. [9] But it is an easy thing for men to be deceived by the specious* name of liberty and (for want of...
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Modern Political Thought: Readings from Machiavelli to Nietzsche

David Wootton - Philosophy - 1996 - 946 pages
...infer, that a particular man has more liberty, or immunity from the service of the commonwealth there, than in Constantinople. Whether a commonwealth be...distinguish, mistake that for their private inheritance, and birth right, which is the right of the public only. And when the same error is confirmed by the authority...
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A Textual Introduction To Social and Political Theory

Richard Bellamy, Richard Paul Bellamy, Angus Ross - Philosophy - 1996 - 344 pages
...Commonwealth there, than in Constantinople. Whether a Common-wealth be Monarchicall, or Popular, the Freedome is still the same. But it is an easy thing, for men to be deceived, by the specious name of Libertie; and for want of Judgement to distinguish, mistake that for their Private Inheritance, and...
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Democracy's Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy

Michael J. Sandel - Political Science - 1998 - 417 pages
..."immunity from the service of the commonwealth," it does not depend on any particular form of rule. "Whether a commonwealth be monarchical or popular, the freedom is still the same."4 In virtue of their contrasting accounts of liberty, the two traditions assess political institutions...
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Aristocracy, Antiquity, and History: An Essay on Classicism in Political Thought

A. A. M. Kinneging - History - 1997 - 348 pages
...in the ancients whatever he needed or wanted; most of all himself Schiege? 1. Readings of antiquity 'But it is an easy thing. for men to be deceived. by the specious name of liberty; and for want of judgement to distinguish. mistake that for their private inheritance. and birth-right. which is the...
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The American Constitution and Its Provenance

Richard G. Stevens - Political Science - 1997 - 382 pages
...case that Hobbes tells us in chapter 21 that there is no difference between one regime and another: "Whether a commonwealth be monarchical, or popular, the freedom is still the same."8 Men are just as free in one regime as in another. And how free is that? The answer is, not...
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Hobbes: A Biography

A. P. Martinich, Roy Allison Vaughan Centennial Professor in Philosophy and Professor of History and Government A P Martinich - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 390 pages
...infer that a particular man has more liberty or immunity from the service of the commonwealth there than in Constantinople. Whether a Commonwealth be monarchical, or popular, the freedom is still the same."6 Sometimes "Of Tacitus" intermixes un-Hobbesian and traditional Hobbesian themes, as when he...
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