Excerpts on Absolutism

The prince as prince is not regarded as a private

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Unformatted text preview: e the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou? Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing." Without this absolute authority the king could neither do good nor repress evil. It is necessary that his power be such that no one can hope to escape him, and, finally, the only protection of individuals against the public authority should be their innocence. This conforms with the teaching of St. Paul: "Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2014 for the course SPS 101 taught by Professor Saygın during the Spring '12 term at Sabancı University.

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