Introduction to Ethics
The unexamined life is not worth
Q: What does he mean by that?
What is Ethics?
Ethics is the study of morality
BUT: what does that mean?
Ethics is the rational inquiry into
how to act and how to lead ones life
Ideas of Machiavelli
Aim/Goals: To what extent are the
ideas of Machiavelli alive today?
Do Now: Analyze this quote:
It is better to be feared than
In a few sentences what do you
think this means?
Homework: How did the writings
of Machiavelli reflec
About Niccolo Machiavelli
Full Name: Niccol di Bernardo dei Machiavelli
Birth: May 3, 1469 in Florence, Italy
Death: June 21, 1527 (aged 58)
About his life
Born as an aristocrat into a wealthy home
Well educated and grew up to be e