October 13 D and Lecture - Very pragmatic A teacher...

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Very pragmatic A teacher Innovating in genre: mirror of the princes o Genre: follows certain conventions o Writing in Italian o These books are almost always written in Latin Happened in two ways: o Creating ideals of the good based in Christian virtue o Mirror in the sense that you imitate Christ Machiavelli doing neither of those^ Concepts revolutionary because they go against renaissance Florence at the time Goes against Plato’s republic Might be talking to the people in some way Pattern to every chapter: o Rule/Exception o Fortuna/virtú o Virtú vs. Christian virtue o Ability: Learned or from birth? o Imitation Chapter 15: hinting that he has a different opinion from what other people say “Useful to anyone who understands” – might not be just for princes. This advice is useful to anyone who understands it. More important to understand what is, not what ought to be

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