The Prince Notes: 10/30/12
Meant to be a practical guide to gain, secure, etc.
The promotion of virtue, the cultivation of the mind.
Origins reside with Plato and his student, Machiavelli rejects this.
Liberal democracy has its origins in the Prince. He a
Only stating the opinions of those who believe in the deity
o God chooses someone to be a prophet out of a multitude of people randomly and
sends him to do a mission. Doesnt matter if he is ignorant, old or young, he just
has to hav
Divine Law (necessary for future philosophers)
Averroes is a Muslim, and proud of it. He quotes extensively from the Quran
Purpose of the book is to defend philosophy against those who regard it as a blasphemy. Whether
philosophy is commanded, prohibited,
Of Civil Government
Adam, form the bible, had no authority over his children or the world; if he did his
children had no right to it and if his children had the right there wouldnt be anything
that would say which of the children has the right