Week 5 Lecture 1

Week 5 Lecture 1 - Week5Lecture1 21:12 achiavelli M Rome

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Week 5 Lecture 1 21:12 Machiavelli     Rome In his  Discourses  on the decade of Titus Political Perfecetion Discourses Book chapter 2 A republic can be called happy which by chance has a man so prudent, who  gives her laws so ordered that without having need of correcting them, she  can live securely under them.  And it is seen that Sparta observed hers (laws)  for more than eight hundred years without changing them and without any  dangerous distruvance; and on the contrary athat city has some degree of  unhappiness which (not having fallen to a prudent lawmaker) is compelled to  reorganize her laws by herself… Rome is the historical stage that attained that perfection Sense of becoming sense of sliding down from plato book 8 The State of Nature A projection of what the human being might have been like before the  invention of society Before when human beings lived more like animals To the Discovery of Justice Discoures from book 1 ch 2 From this there arose the knowledge ofhonest and good things; differentiating  them from the pernicious and evil For seeing one man harm his benefactor there arose hate and compassion  between menm censuring the ingrates and honouring those who were grateful
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Week 5 Lecture 1 - Week5Lecture1 21:12 achiavelli M Rome

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