Treatment of Corruption in the Work of Hobbes and Machiavelli A comparison of the treatment of corruption by Hobbes and Machiavelli: the distinction between the two and why it is important for republicanism and liberalism This paper explores the treatment of corruption in the work of Hobbes and Machiavelli. More significantly, the paper looks at the distinction between the two and outlines why it is important for republicanism and for liberalism. The essay starts first by looking at Hobbes and at what he has to say about corruption: it appears as though Hobbes is interested primarily in “cognitive corruption” or in wrong thinking that leads people to challenge the primacy of the state. He was not particularly interested in constitutional...The end:
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