Machiavelli, Leonardo, and the science of power

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University of Notre Dame Press, 1996 - Political Science - 366 pages
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"Roger Masters shows clearly how Machiavelli's thought was influenced by Leonardo's views on the political uses of science and technology. This provocative and insightful study emphasizes the central role of nature not only for Machiavelli but for any theory of education, politics, and the state. Masters is unsurpassed at articulating the deep connections between political philosophy and the natural sciences". -- Robert Perlman, M.D., Ph.D. Kennedy Center, The University of Chicago

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