Unformatted text preview: Macciavelli’s statements contrast what I consider to be today’s human rights standards, “Majority rule, minority rights.” This take on human rights stands by the opinion that the ruler should always do what benefits the majority, as long as it does not impede upon the rights of the minority. This contrast in opinions shows us the development of human rights since the 16 th century. During the renaissance, human rights were perhaps less developed. The period held the greater good above all else without care for the rights of the individual....
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- Spring '11
- Political Philosophy, renaissance, 16th century, Italian Renaissance politician