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MACHIAVELLI-The Prince (2)

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1090
Professor
Sarah Byers
Semester
Fall

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January 27  2014 *Describe Machiavelli’s definition of Virtue & Compare and Contrast it with  Socrates’ and Plato’s views Why does  Machiavelli  MACHIAVELLI­ The  write The  Prince? Prince (2) Aquinas: We  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  ological  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 “ruined”=Soc
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