Ignorance In Machiavelli's The Prince

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Some of the lessons to rulers found in “The Prince” most famously, the shield of heartlessness towards subjects has led to the judgement that Machiavelli book is evil or not moral. Moreover, the direct split of politics from ethics and attitude seems to pinpoint that there is no role for any kind of charity in Machiavelli’s state. However, Machiavelli’s never promotes heartlessness or other vices for their own well being. He promotes them only in the interests of protecting the state, which, in Machiavelli’s aspect, is a type of ultimate good in its very own right. Nor does he promote that virtue should be disdained for its own sake. certainly, Machiavelli states many times that when it is at a concern of the state, a prince should and must
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