Essays Tagged: "Machiavelli"

Machiavelli's The Prince,

Part 15 of Machiavelli's The Prince, entitled Of the Thingsfor Which Men, and Especially Princes, Are Praised o ... that territory, he must engagein certain actions that may be deemed immoral by thepublic he serves. Machiavelli argues a valid point, that thenature of man is twofold, encompassing good and evil, righ ... at the person reading his essay is anobjective observer of human nature. Not leaving this tochance, Machiavelli plays a psychological game with thereader in order to convince them of his argument.Mach ...

(2 pages) 148 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

This essay argues that Machiavelli was not evil, but a patriotic citizen.

There is good reason to believe that Machiavelli taught evil. One has only to open the book to find Machiavelli advising the use of viole ... tory, it is plain to see that the well being of his homeland, and I would submit the common man, is Machiavelli's only concern.Machiavelli lived in 15th century Italy. At this time, Italy was politica ... ts at both of those aims.On the subject of 'evil', on what basis could one compare the methods that Machiavelli endorsed, eliminating a bloodline, to those readily applied by the Church, or any other ...

(7 pages) 170 0 3.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Machiavelli's views

Machiavelli's views revolved around the ideas that one must do anything within his (Machiavelli did ... they will start to look for other leaders to take the place of the one that they believe to be weak.Machiavelli thought that the importance of this tactic should override all others. Although, he beli ... for this type of thinking in modern day life. Respect is another factor that was very important to Machiavelli and his way of thinking. The Prince, as Machiavelli stated, must do anything to keep his ...

(2 pages) 123 0 4.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Western Legal Tradition

When Machiavelli wrote of whether it was more important to be fearedthan loved, he had definitely studied ...

(4 pages) 75 0 3.0 Sep/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Weapons and Armor of the Renaissance

'There is no avoiding war, it can only be postponed...' (Machiavelli) Indeed, this is true, as war has been a part of human culture since the beginning of ti ... Renaissance led to creative designs in weapons and armor, and they were put to good use.Works CitedMachiavelli, Niccoló. Book of Quotations from Microsoft Bookshelf 1996-1997. Computer Softwar ...

(19 pages) 149 0 3.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Government response paper. Is this true justice? Refers to Locke, Hammurabi, and Machiavelli

or problems will arise.Locke fits the idea of justice the best out of the three (Locke, Hammurabi, Machiavelli). One of the things he said was 'government exists to preserve justice and equality'. Bo ... of the things he said was 'government exists to preserve justice and equality'. Both Hammurabi and Machiavelli said government was here to hold power and order, but, neither of them mentioned anythin ...

(2 pages) 55 0 4.5 Apr/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Machiavelli, Jefferson, and Lao-tzu. Relating their works to modern times and their attitudes of people.

em that is best for the people whom are under it. Three authors, three "great thinkers", Jefferson, Machiavelli, and Lao Tzu, each have outlined their basic beliefs and plans for the perfect governmen ... ago some of their ideas remain universal while others are impossible to achieve in the present day.Machiavelli, in the Prince, writes about the role that a monarch should play in the leadership of hi ...

(5 pages) 125 0 3.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

This paper discusses the insights of The Prince by Machiavelli

of a political leader remaining popular and in control, regardless of the means, is the subject of Machiavelli. Though personally favoring a republican form of government, he saw in politics a strugg ... ewed as the product of witnessing a struggle for survival among the competing city-states in Italy. Machiavelli not only lived at a time of turmoil within the states of Italy but had held various dipl ...

(3 pages) 151 0 2.8 Oct/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Real Machiavelli

Real Machiavelli"Murderous Machiavel" was how Shakespeare referred to him; others in the 16th century use ... y be so generally odious." In this century, the left-leaning philosopher Bertrand Russell dismissed Machiavelli's masterpiece, The Prince, as "a handbook for gangsters." The 10th edition of Webster's ... r gangsters." The 10th edition of Webster's Collegiate Dictionary informs latter-day students that "Machiavellian" means "marked by cunning, duplicity or bad faith." (Curry 5) After these, Machiavelli ...

(6 pages) 142 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Soul, Body, and Augustine's and Machiavelli's Views on Human Nature

Soul, Body, and Augustine's and Machiavelli's Views on Human NatureMachiavelli insists that he sees men as they really are rather th ... V, p. 62). Augustine also depicts how men actually live in the City of God. How are Augustine's and Machiavelli's understandings of human nature similar to and different from each other? How does thes ... ferent from each other? How does these differences affect their political philosophy? Augustine and Machiavelli are similar in their pessimistic views toward human nature, looking at human self-love a ...

(10 pages) 224 1 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Machiavelli's "The Prince".

The study of Machiavelli's view of human nature is a doleful task. In reviewing The Prince, it does not seem that ... ng downright wicked. When good fortune prevails, they conform and in unfavorable times, they rebel. Machiavelli counsels that a prince must always be wary of men because they are driven by ambition an ... hey will also be vengeful of any deleterious actions inflicted by their ruling prince. According to Machiavelli, the masses can, however, be controlled if a prince's subjects fear him. Machiavelli als ...

(4 pages) 269 0 4.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Macchiavellian theories in "King Lear".

William Shakespeare's "King Lear" has within it many Machiavellian theories. This is evident once we examine the characters of Edmund, Goneril, and Regan ... politics, ethics, and virtue are exemplified throughout "King Lear" play by these three characters. Machiavellian politics deal with acquiring power and forming very strong governments. For Machiavell ... espeare play. By examining each of the three characters in more depth, we can better understand how Machiavellian theories apply to the play "King Lear"Edmund is the most Machiavellian character in "K ...

(4 pages) 46 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Dino Compagni's notion that internal discord was the result of Florentine discord.

ife among her citizens was the backbone of a beautiful city's undoing. Contemporaries who have read Machiavelli's works, without a proper grasp of Italian life at his time, tend to think Machiavelli a ... er grasp of Italian life at his time, tend to think Machiavelli a cruel and ruthless man. Comparing Machiavelli's thoughts and beliefs on the subject of human nature with that of Compagni, however, le ...

(5 pages) 25 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Machiavelli's "The Prince".

Machiavelli's, The Prince, is a straightforward, no-nonsense book on the application of power during ... n of power during the sixteenth century (Teuber Par. 1 Intro). Published in 1513, it was an attempt Machiavelli made to hastily re-enter politics (Machiavelli Pg. 3).Machiavelli was born May 3, 1469, ... His family members, had, by tradition, filled dependable positions in local government, and in 1498 Machiavelli's first involvement in politics was with the unstable Florentine. He helped unseat the d ...

(6 pages) 202 1 4.1 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Machiavelli's "The Prince".

The PrinceWhat would it take to be a Prince and stay in power? In the story of the Prince,Machiavelli writes about some controversial ways to keep power, if you were a Prince. Afterreading t ... power, if you were a Prince. Afterreading this story I asked my self the question, do I agree with Machiavelli's methods. If I werethe Prince and was presented with Machiavelli's treatise, I would ac ...

(4 pages) 174 1 4.5 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Machiavelli's Philosophy.

Machiavelli transformed the meaning of politics. He stated that the goal of politics is the pursuit ... the equality of citizens before the law equal access to the highest office on the basis of virtue. Machiavelli's ideas on politics were contested and critiqued by many. Many people argue with him and ... are valid but no one can actually come up with theories and ideas that are accepted by all. Though Machiavelli has his share of detractors, many still believe in his ideas and apply them as the basis ...

(21 pages) 252 0 2.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Niccolo Machiavelli

Nicola Machiavelli was born on May 3, 1469. He was a man who lived in Florence. He worked as a diplomat and ... ed inheritors, and conquering. Hereditarily, you can become a ruler by being born into royal blood. Machiavelli says that this way is the easiest of all ways because it gives little problems. Now, if ... ler. They think of how it will benefit them in the future and then decide who will rule. An example Machiavelli includes is the rise and fall of King Louis XXII of France, which occurred twice. Louis ...

(8 pages) 72 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Machiavelli's "The Prince" chapter 18--In What Way Princes Should Keep Their Word

thought honorable and the means he used to get their will beforgotten.To support his point of view, Machiavelli looks through the writers of ancient Greeceand to the story of how Achilles, the Greek m ... low him to be. He must also be willing to turn to evil toaccomplish his agenda as fortune commands. Machiavelli notes that: " Therefore a prince willnot actually need to have all the qualities previou ...

(2 pages) 87 1 3.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

This essay is a summary of Machiavelli's "The Prince".

The Prince: A SummaryThis paper summarizes the germinal leadership book, The Prince by Machiavelli. After a brief summary, the paper will discuss the importance of the book to leadership ... ip.SummaryThe Prince begins with an overview of the two types of Princedoms which are, according to Machiavelli (1513/1992), hereditary or new (p. 1). Hereditary Princedoms are those that are passed d ... a City accustomed to live in freedom and does not destroy it, may reckon on being destroyed by it" (Machiavelli, 1513, p. 11). The book presents all three alternatives in the form of examples of leade ...

(5 pages) 173 0 4.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

"The Lord of the Flies" by William Golding.

The Truth Behind the LeaderMachiavelli once wrote in a letter, "My view is that it is desirable to be both loved and feared; bu ... e the realization would soon come to the boys that Jack's society would be short-lived. In reply to Machiavelli, Lorenzo di Medici of Florence once stated, "But you should know that this independence ...

(6 pages) 44 2 3.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American