Tag Archives: Machiavelli

HCJ THREE: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Nietzsche (1844-1900) is regarded as the successor of Schopenhauer (https://brackenstockley.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/hcj-hegel-and-schopenhauer/). Like Schopenhauer, Nietzsche’s view of women was very poor. In his “pseudo-prophetical” book, Thus Spake Zarathustra (1883-1885), he says that women are not, as yet, capable of friendship; they are … Continue reading

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HCJ Seminars

Tuesday October 2nd: Seminar 1: In our first seminar we were assigned to our seminar topics and I chose Plato, Aristotle and the classical theory of state as I enjoy pretty much anything to do with the Classical world! Tuesday … Continue reading

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History and Context: Hobbes, Machiavelli and The Godfather

Hobbes Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury (1588-1679) was an empiricist, like Locke, Berkeley, and Hume, but unlike them, he was an admirer of mathematical method. He was a man suspected of atheism and he is described by Russell, in A History … Continue reading

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