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Medieval Philosophy

Did Machiavelli Want the Prince to Be Evil?

June 22, 2021

Machiavelli’s aim was not to ask the princes to be essentially evil, but prepare them to face critical situations that demanded them to act toward the greater good of the state. […]

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Medieval Philosophy

Machiavelli’s Views on Morality in Politics

June 21, 2021

In one of his greatest works, ‘The Prince’, Machiavelli talks about political evil and states that a prince must learn ‘how not to be good'” in order to achieve the end goal, that is, to maintain safety and stability in the community. […]