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David Duffy

"He who translates is a heretic but he who refuses to translate is a blasphemer"


Have you read the interesting "note on the texts" in the Cambridge Texts i the History of Political Though edition, edited by Richard Bellamy? At the least, it's clear that the book has a highly complicated textual history. (At one point, Beccaria said the French version was better, but he didn't follow it for his later editions, for example, and Diderot supposedly said that Morellet had "'killed' Beccaria's book". Interesting stuff there, though it doesn't (and doesn't try to) solve scholarly disputes.

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