What is "Machiavelli "?
Asked by Shan Real, 05 Nov '09 01:21 am
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Machiavelli was a political philosopher and diplomat during the Renaissance, and is most famous for his political treatise, The Prince (1513), that has become a cornerstone of modern political philosophy.In The Prince, Machiavelli offered a monarchical ruler advice designed to keep that ruler in power. He recommended policies that would discourage mass political activism, and channel subjects' energies into private pursuits. Machiavelli wanted to persuade the monarch that he could best preserve his power by the judicious use of violence, by respecting private property and the traditions of his subjects, and by promoting material prosperity. Machiavelli held that political life cannot be governed by a single set of moral or religious absolutes, and that the monarch may sometimes be excused for performing acts of violence and deception that would be ethically indefensible in private life.Partly because Machiavellis pragmatic view of the relationship between ethics and politics, he has be ...moreAnswered by inquisitive, 05 Nov '09 02:52 am
An Italian philosopherAnswered by dhanendra kumar jain, 05 Nov '09 07:28 am
Not what but who......krish finishes this AAnswered by Sucheeta Smiles, 05 Nov '09 02:17 am
Niccol di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was an Italian philosopher, writer, and is considered one of the main founders of modern political scienceAnswered by Krish Dey, 05 Nov '09 01:23 am
A statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central governmentAnswered by kamal purohit, 05 Nov '09 01:22 am