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Politics and the Interests of Man
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Machiavelli and Locke both
considered the nature of government and man's individual
interests as they relate to governmental structures.
Machievelli's idea of fortune and Locke's 'state of
nature' concept both shaped the theorists arguments about
the purpose of political life. It has been posited that
for Machiavelli, politics is
an unpredictable arena in which ambition, deception and
violence render the idea of the common good meaningless,
while Locke would argue that political or civil society
exists only to preserve the rights of the individual. It
can be argued that for both Machiavelli
and Lock, political activity, then, becomes merely a means
of satisfying selfish ends. This 8 page paper considers
the nature of this argument, reflects upon the elements
presented in Machiavelli's
Prince and Locke's Social Contract, and evaluates their
importance for understanding the underpinnings of
government. No additional sources cited.
Letters To Vettori
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This 5 page paper explains how the correspondence between Machiavelli
and Vettori contributes to a clearer understanding of The
Prince. Taken alone, The Prince leaves the reader thinking
that Machiavelli believed in
the philosophy of the ends justifying the means, that he
believed in corrupt, ambitious, totalitarian rule. A
letter dated 10 December 1513 from Machiavelli
to Vettori suggests a different opinion. In fact, it is
this letter that explains why Machiavelli
wrote The Prince. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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