Machiavel et la rhetorique des humeurs

Daniel Mansuy*

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Starting from an interpretation by Claude Lefort, the present article studies the nature of social humors in the thought of Machiavelli. In "The Prince" and in "The Discourses", the Florentine thinker proposes a theory of social division that is a novelty in the history of Political Philosophy. I try to determine Machiavelli's position vis-à-vis this conflict, and whether it can be overcome.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)565-586
Number of pages22
Issue number134
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Claude Lefort
  • General Theory of the State
  • Machiavelli
  • Political Philosophy

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