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Power points Class notes 250 MC/TF questions December 11 th 12-3pm Know Hegel, Feuerbach, Agathocles the Sicilian Machiavelli Republican Interpretation: intended to show that you can read the prince in a way that would be complementary to Machiavelli’s republican commitments. Rousseau’s weak republican interpretation – suggest Machiavelli’s prince is just supposed to teach someone how to maintain order A stronger interpretations is to teach republicans how princes rule Trapping interpretation argues that Machiavelli was teaching the prince to do things which If followed would actually followed would result in his downfall. Agathocles - Agathocles killed anyone who moved against him, he was good at getting his power, but he is not virtuous, and could not acquire glory. Successful but not glorious Ingratitude: stinginess and suspicion o Misplaced ingratitude denies a polity of those abilities that are conducive to promoting the public good o Envy can be a real source of difficulty in a polity, but not necessarily a problem by itself Republicanism
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