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The Language of "Political Science" in Early Modern Europe (2019)


Historians of early modern "scientia civilis" focus on two main understandings of that concept: the juridical and the rhetorical. This article focuses on another way of thinking about civil science in the early modern period, the origins and development of which are in the Aristotelian commentary tradition. This article begins with political science in Aristotle then turns to the works of commentators from Albert the Great in the thirteenth century, to the Oxford philosopher John Case in the late sixteenth. It ends on ways that this history offers new perspectives on Hobbes's science of politics, and on the broader historiography.

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Authors & Contributors
Popper, Nicholas Seth
Parkin, Jon
Fontaine, Philippe
Backhouse, Roger E.
Yoksas, Adam
Ranger, Jean-Philipe
Cold War History
Journal of Early Modern History
History of Political Thought
Apeiron: Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Metascience: An International Review Journal for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science
Cambridge University Press
Oxford University Press
Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura
Springer International Publishing
Political science
International relations
Cold War
Global history
Western world, civilization and culture
Hobbes, Thomas
Boyle, Robert
Polanyi, Michael
Tocqueville, Alexis de
Mill, John Stuart
Time Periods
Early modern
17th century
20th century
20th century, late
19th century
United States
Middle and Near East
League of Nations
United Nations
Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (COMECON)
Universität Kiel

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