Comparison between plato and machiavelli machiavelli and plato are two important figures within the political society though their views have their similarities and differences, both philosophers have brought ideas that our society is based upon today. 1 biography relatively little is known for certain about machiavelli's early life in comparison with many important figures of the italian renaissance (the following section draws on capponi 2010 and vivanti 2013) he was born 3 may 1469 in florence and at a young age became a pupil of a renowned latin teacher, paolo da ronciglione. Machiavelli states hence it is necessary for a prince wishing to hold his own to know how to do wrong, and to make use of it or not according to necessity proving that he believes it vital for a prince to know wrong in order to thrive and flourish (machiavelli 331.
Niccolo machiavelli was an italian renaissance, historian, philosopher, politician, humanist and writer ,born on 3rd may 1469 he is known as the first modern political thinker. Machiavelli implies that this is because virtù is an inherent, natural quality that the prince cannot change people act according to their character and cannot change their natures people act according to their character and cannot change their natures. Specifically, machiavellian thought plays an important part in 1984 as its ideas on reputation, revolution, avoiding hatred, and the use of fear to control a populace are used by ingsoc in order to maintain complete control throughout the story.
In his seminal work, the prince, he argues for the importance of influencing public opinion for machiavelli, attaining the positive opinion of his subjects is the precondition for political effectiveness. After all, we sheep, according to machiavelli, crave a status quo now, it's only human machiavelli might argue in defense of human depravity yet here, as with virtue, machiavelli usurps the meaning of man. The theme of the next paragraph is the effort to live deliberately in order to live deep in what way did living in the woods enable thoreau to improve the quality of his life living in the woods allowed thoreau to truly experience live and learn the facts of life. According to machiavelli, a ruler must learn how to not be good in order to do what is best for his state and citizens he advocates for cruelty in situations where it becomes necessary for safeguarding the state. Machiavelli's intention was to offer 'practical lessons from the study of history' through comparison of the 'ancient events' of the roman republic with the 'modern events' of the existing lizenzia in florence, so that a real republican order be (re)established in the florence of his days21 despite the fact that machiavelli was a.
- a comparison of prince hamlet and machiavelli's the prince machiavelli states that it is necessary for a prince, who wishes to maintain himself, to learn how not to be good, and use this knowledge and not use it, according to the necessity of the case. If i were introducing machiavelli to students in a political science course, i would emphasize machiavelli's importance in the history of political thought i would point out that, before machiavelli, politics was strictly bonded with ethics, in theory if not in practice. Important quotations explained which of the following is a course of action that a prince should not take in order to hold states accustomed to living freely.
As for his discourses, machiavelli explains, in the introduction to the first book, after having drawn his readers' attention to the importance of possessing the historical knowledge, which would enable people to learn important lessons about practical and political life. Machiavelli, guicciardini, and reason of state maurizio viroli, princeton university niccolò machiavelli, francesco guicciardini, and sixteenth-century theorists of reason of state may be regarded as the initiators of a tradition of political thinking very distant from and even opposite to natural law doctrines. According to salmon: machiavelli says that rulers should be truthful, keep promises, and the like when doing so will not harm the state, and that they should generally appear to have the traditional virtues.
The prince (italian: il principe [il ˈprintʃipe]) is a 16th-century political treatise by the italian diplomat and political theorist niccolò machiavellifrom correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a latin title, de principatibus (of principalities. Machiavelli stresses the importance of maintaining order while thoreau suggests reform although their views are different both men approach their positions in an aggressive manner machiavelli's approach for his audience would be through fear and power while thoreau's approach for his audience would be through nonviolent acts, such as. Plato and machiavelli essays plato's republic and machiavelli's the prince are each hugely important texts in the history of philosophy even though they were written approximately 1900 years apart, they represent two of the most valuable commentaries on political philosophy.
Nature and the benefits of a simplified lifestyle were important to thoreau thoreau makes the statement how brute creation requires more than food and shelter even in a certain climate, thoreau felt that a man's necessities are food, shelter, clothing, and fuel. Thus, when machiavelli writes in the preface that in order to know the nature of the people, it is best to be a prince, and in order to know the nature of the prince, it is best to be of the people, we do not assume that he means that the people have knowledge of the princely nature. The importance of the individual in relation to god, nature, and human institutions is at the heart of thoreau's work thoreau wrote in his journal entry for august 24, 1841, for instance: let us wander where we will, the universe is built round about us, and we are central still.