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Reading Machiavelli and La Boétie with Lefort

Interpretation, Ideology and Conflict Then and Now

Emmanuel Charreau

from it. He acknowledges that, to a large extent, meaning is determined by context. But he is weary of how historiography creates concepts – like civic humanism – or framings – like the Renaissance – that tend to deny what he calls the ‘indeterminacy

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Machiavelli, Epicureanism and the Ethics of Democracy

Christopher Holman

liberty and civic humanism in its traditional Aristotelian variants, see Geuna (2006) . 3 John McCormick, the most well-known contemporary democratic reader of Machiavelli, sums up what he sees as the main institutional elements of Machiavelli