B. The importance and limitis of political power
Machiavelli wrote The Prince in 1513, just after he was forced to leave Florence as a political exile. Dedicated to Lorenzo de’ Medici, the book is Machiavelli’s advice to the current ruler of Florence on how to stay in power. It was also his effort, though unsuccessful, to gain an advisory post in the Medici government. The Prince was not published until five years after Machiavelli’s death.
Machiavelli’s treatise makes a clear break from the Western tradition of political philosophy that preceded him. Beginning with Plato and Aristotle, the thinkers of this tradition were concerned with issues of justice and human happiness, and with the constitution of the ideal state. Until its final chapter, The Prince is a shockingly direct how-to manual for rulers who aim either to establish and retain control of a new state or to seize and control an existing one. Rather than basing his advice on ethical or philosophical principles, Machiavelli founds his political program on real-life examples. When explaining what a prince should or should not do in pursuit of his ambitions, Machiavelli cites the actions of well-known historical and contemporary leaders, both successful and unsuccessful. Throughout The Prince, Machiavelli explicitly aims to give an unsentimental analysis of actual human behavior and the uses of power. “I have thought it proper,” Machiavelli writes of a prince’s conduct toward his subjects, “to represent things as they are in a real truth, rather than as they are imagined” (p. 49).
B. the importance and limits of political powerExplanation:
Niccolo Machiavelli was an eminent Italian author and statesman who in his best-known work, The Prince, described the means by which government may gain and maintain its power. He believed in gain of power by whatever means and to maintain it for long period of time. He said that gaining power is the only way to live with honor because the world is a place for the fittest people and not the weak ones. This famous theory is known as Realism in Political Science.
The prince is a sixteenth-century political treatise of the Italian diplomat and political theorist Nicolás Machiavelli. The prince is sometimes said to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially political philosophy, in which the effective truth is considered to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time with respect to politics and ethics.
Although it is relatively short, the treatise is the most memorable of Machiavelli's works and he is responsible for putting the word "Machiavellian" in use as a pejorative. It even contributed to the modern negative connotations of the words "political" and "political" in Western countries. In terms of matter, it overlays with the much longer Discourses on the first decade of Livy, which was written a few years later.
The descriptions within The Prince have the general theme of accepting that princely goals, such as glory and survival, can justify the use of immoral means to achieve those ends.
Vitality. Machiavelli describes virtues as attributes that some, such as kindness, humility, and morality, admire for. He argues that a prince should always be trying to appear virtuous, but acting virtuously for the sake of virtue can prove harmful to the principality.
your answer would be b. character vs. society.
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c. they use panels.
d. they include images and words.
e. they contain gutters.