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Niccolo Machiavelli

Niccolo Machiavelli, life and philosophy

Leanna Mason

on 13 May 2010

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Transcript of Niccolo Machiavelli

Philosophy Epistemology Source of Truth Logic Ontology Source of Ethics
English Principal of the Divine Right of Kings If you have power, then God is on your side, therefore the person with power is always right Aethetics Beauty Power is beautiful Reality Power and Influence Biography Early Life Niccolò Machiavelli was born in Florence, Italy. Little is known of his early life, although he once described his background: "I was born in poverty and at an early age learned how to endure hardship rather than flourish." Niccolo Machiavelli “Father of modern political theory”
Machiavelli’s interests were really spread, he was an author, philosopher, playwright, and even a composer! Machiavelli's aim in the Prince is to tell the new rulers how to remain in power once they have gained it. The best way is to rule well. If this is not possible, then Machiavelli presents a variety of strategies for remaining in power. It is these which have given us the adjective "Machiavellian."
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