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dc.creatorMatić, Ivan
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-01T10:15:22Z
dc.date.available2017-11-01T10:15:22Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier0353-5738
dc.identifier.urihttp://rifdt.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/123456789/242
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this paper is to introduce the concept of social discord, based on the analysis of early chapters of Niccolo Machiavelli’s Discourses on Livy. I argue that, by deriving a broader philosophical concept from Machiavelli’s peculiar position that strife between the plebs and the senate made the Roman republic free and powerful (Machiavelli 1998:16), we can greatly enhance our understanding of not only some of the more original and controversialpositions within the Florentine theorist’s magnum opus, but also of his thought in general. Furthermore, by analyzing crucial moments within Machiavelli’s observation of the rise and fall of the Roman republic through the lens of social discord, I argue that the concept can be established as the foundation of his understanding of republicanism, while contesting his designation of the people as the guardians of liberty. Finally, I contrast the concept of social discord with that of social conflict - a subtle and seemingly negligible distinction that can, in my understanding of Machiavelli’s thought, nonetheless mean the difference between a republic’s development and prosperity and its untimely downfall.eng
dc.format25 4 (2014) 123-145
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dc.languageen
dc.publisherBeograd : Institut za filozofiju i društvenu teoriju
dc.rightsopenAccess
dc.sourceFilozofija i društvomul
dc.subjectMachiavelli
dc.subjectrepublicanism
dc.subjectsocial discord
dc.titleSocial Discord as the Foundation of Republicanism in Machiavelli's Thoughteng
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseBY-NC-ND
dcterms.abstractМатић, Иван;
dc.citation.spage123
dc.citation.epage145
dc.identifier.doi10.2298/FID14041 23M
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.identifier.fulltexthttp://rifdt.instifdt.bg.ac.rs//bitstream/id/4847/240.pdf


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