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Machiavelli: Moral Philosopher, Amoral Political Scientist or Immoral Worshiper of Power
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Name Instructor Subject Date Machiavelli: Moral Philosopher, Amoral Political Scientist or Immoral Worshiper of Power Niccolo Machiavelli, the founder of political science, a misunderstood philosopher according to the book’s editor wherein he is wondering how being Machiavellian was connected to immorality, devious and sneakiness.
He became a chancellor and secretary to the ‘Dieci di Liberta e Pace’ for 14 years. He then lost the position in the fall of the Republic in 1512. After this time, Machiavelli still focused on the things that must be done to bring back peace and stability to his country. He directed all of his passion in writing and thus result The Prince which was written in 1513 and was dedicated to Lorenzo de Medici (Machiavelli and Goodwin Editor’s Note 7, 16-19). The Prince became the most controversial of all of his works due to the strong point of view that this book possesses. It slaps a heard reality onto readers which makes them hard to accept the concepts presented in the book. The word Machiavellian was born out from this book which is connected to the character or trait the said prince should have in order to rule properly. This book in which its meaning is disputed for generations, evokes an idea on what Machiavelli really is; A moral philosopher, an amoral political scientist, or an immoral worshiper of power (Machiavelli and Goodwin Editor’s Note 7). On a personal note, Machiavelli would be better described as an amoral political scientist. ...
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