This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: Macciavellis statements contrast what I consider to be todays 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....
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 09/18/2011 for the course L&S 140D taught by Professor Laqueur during the Spring '11 term at University of California, Berkeley.
- Spring '11