Greatest thinker of all time
Questions he posed are still being asked
today What is knowledge?
How should I live?
What is virtue?
What is justice?
Lived in a time of great unrest, in the shadow of the war against Sparta and Athens
Socrates was Plato
Political Thought - Macchiavelli
It is almost impossible to be both a good politician and a good person in the traditional sense
Proposed that the responsibility of the prince is to defend the state from external and internal
threats to governments
For though the nature of that we conceive, be the same; yet the diversity of our reception of
it, in respect of different constitutions of body, and prejudices of opinion, gives everything a
tincture of our different passions. And therefore in