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Monarchia by Dante Alighieri
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Mar 21, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: philosophy, politics

When I first read the Monarchia a few years ago I was rather disapointed, both by the rather pedantic style and by the weakness of some of the arguments. The main argument in Book I. that universal empire will eliminate envy still seems to me rather week, but this time I am beginning to see the hidden brilliance of much of the rest of the book. For example the argument for world-empire from the agency of the Creator wishing to bring about His likeness in creation in 1.8.

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March 21, 2012 – Started Reading
March 21, 2012 – Shelved
March 21, 2012 – Shelved as: philosophy
March 21, 2012 – Shelved as: politics
March 21, 2012 –
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May 4, 2012 – Finished Reading

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