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Western Civilization November 13, 2007 Machiavelli’s, The Prince Machiavelli’s Philosophies: 1. 2. Merciful and Cruel 3. Escape Hatred 4. Keep army on your side 5. Public opinion 6. Prudent and kind 7. Ethics are relative 8. Do not keep promises. Chapter 17: Mercy vs. Cruelty: Ruler must been seen to be merciful. (Look kind even though you don’t act kind) Never Naïve. Fickle. -In Politics perception is reality. Better to be feared than loved. –Even if you have execute people. If is a leader is loved, it depends on the people. If he is feared, it depends on the leader. Chapter 18: Truth vs. Integrity: Praise worthy to show integrity. Lion vs. Fox Leader doesn’t need to keep his word.
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Unformatted text preview: -Reverse Golden Rule Uses Pope Alexander III as an example. Deception is OK, to result in a good end. Chapter 19: Avoid being hated: Property or Woman. Never be fickle. Prevents rebellion. Delegation. Delegate the unpopular tasks. Weak rulers are always attacked. When to use power vs. diplomacy. You must maintain the Army. Army support. Is there an absolute criterion for right and wrong? Utilitarianism vs. the bible and the truth. Power of the church has weakened by the end of Renaissance. Utilitarianism fills that void. Ethics based on utilitarianism. What should be left?-Logic. Everyone is equal....
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