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Week 9 Machiavelli’s The Prince (TN)
Reading

Machiavelli. 1961. The Prince. Penguin Books.


Wider Reading

Benner, Erica. 2013. Machiavelli's Prince: A New Reading. Oxford University Press.

Berlin, Isaiah. 1979. Against the Current: Essays in the History of Ideas. Hogarth Press. [Ch on 'The Originality of Machiavelli']

Coyle, Martin. (Ed.) 1995. Niccolo Machiavelli's "The Prince": New Interdisciplinary Essays. Manchester University Press.

DeAlvarez, Leo Paul S. 1999. The Machiavellian Enterprise: A Commentary on The Prince. Nothern Illinois University Press.

Skinner, Quentin. 2000. Machiavelli: A Very Short introduction. Oxford University Press.



Week 10 Sir Francis Bacon: Ensuring the future security of the State: knowledge is power (DB)
Reading

selections from Novum Organum and the essays


Wider reading

Bacon, F. (2013) Physical and Metaphysical Works: including the Advancement of Learning and Novum Organum London: ULAN Press

Bird, A. Philosophy of Science London UCL Press

Couvalis, G. (1997) The Philosophy of Science London: SAGE

Eliar-Feldon, M. (1982) Realistic Utopias: the Ideal Imaginary Societies of the Renaissance Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Murphy, P. (2003) Evidence, Proof, and Facts: a book of sources Oxford: Oxford University Press

Peltonen, M. (1996) The Cambridge Companion to Bacon Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Price, B. (ed.) (2002) Francis Bacon's 'The New Atlantis': New Interdisciplinary Essays Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Urbach, P. (1986) Francis Bacon’s Philosophy of Science: an account and a reappraisal La Salle: Open Court

Vickers, B. (1968) Francis Bacon and Renaissance Prose London: Thames & Hudson







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