How does Machiavelli's The Prince reflect the general ideals of the Renaissance or humanism?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 4:52 am ad1c9bdddf
Niccolò Machiavelli was a great philosopher who sought to describe political life as it really was. In the process, he tried to improve the government on the basis of reason. In The Prince, Machiavelli wrote a cynically-practical guide for rulers to follow. In it, he discussed the men or the groups who were in power and their successes and failures. In particular, he focused on how they acted in the public's eyes as opposed to their corrupt actions behind closed doors. He ...
This posting discusses Machiavelli's The Prince and Ideals of the Renaissance.