January 27 2014
*Describe Machiavelli’s definition of Virtue & Compare and Contrast it with
Socrates’ and Plato’s views
Machiavelli MACHIAVELLI The
Prince? Prince (2)
are naturally Domestic Policy:
social=Happine Seem to possess classical virtues to the extent that it’s useful for keeping
ss. subjects in line.
Regarding Generosity: If you can steal it, then by all means, spend it.
Disorder/Psych To be loved/feared: Fear is a better motivator but make sure you are not
distress=Hatred hated. Do
not be honest.
Idealism vs. Pragmatism
Plato’s Rep Pg: 48: “Moral Gap”
City: Soul Standard=high Machiavelli: We should get rid of this