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Machiavelli is considered one of the fathers of the political philosophy realism with thucydides and the most well know modern father hans morgenthau realism is loosely defined as: a nation will do what is in its best interest over altruistic action to help its allies or an international society.
The word comes from the italian renaissance diplomat and writer niccolò machiavelli, born in 1469, who wrote il principe (the prince), among other works in modern psychology, machiavellianism is one of the dark triad personalities, characterized by a duplicitous interpersonal style, a cynical disregard for morality, and a focus on self-interest and personal gain. Today, the modern machiavellian prince attributes are depicted in vladimir putin, the prime minister of russia putin is loved by his people but makes no attempt to hide the fact that his main goal is to advance russia's influence on the world and he uses machiavelli's advice to protect his growing country.
The prince is an extended analysis of how to acquire and maintain political power it includes 26 chapters and an opening dedication to lorenzo de medici the dedication declares machiavelli's intention to discuss in plain language the conduct of great men and the principles of princely government. He may well have saved his words for “the prince,” dedicated to a member of the family who ordered his torture: lorenzo de medici with the book, machiavelli sought to persuade lorenzo that he.
In the prince [for a superb discussion of this theme, see j g a pocock’s the machiavellian moment (princeton university press, 2003), chapter 6] so fortuna is left untranslated except where machiavelli writes of someone’s privata fortuna, meaning his status or condition as an ordinary citizen (rather than someone with rank and power. The prince as a modern polititcal treatise 2203 words | 9 pages the prince as a modern political treatise written almost 500 years ago by the so called first political scientist in the world, niccolo machiavelli’s “the prince” brings forward a new definition to virtue. Machiavelli, niccolò (1958), the prince, machiavelli:the chief works and others, 1 translated by allan gilbert translated by allan gilbert machiavelli, niccolò (1961), the prince , london: penguin, isbn 978-0-14-044915-0.
Machiavelli wrote the prince at a time when the competition for power in italy by a number of kingdoms was so intense that this adviser of princes wrote his book to clarify what it would take to bring peace and national unity to the area of what is today modern italy to achieve this goal, machiavelli found it imperative to describe how powerful princes in italy and elsewhere, those contemporary to him and in the past, had gained power and created stability in their kingdoms.
Machiavelli wrote the prince as an instruction manual for all princes to use as a rule book for ruling successfully machiavelli stressed the importance of stability in a kingdom and for the ruler to have complete control over his entire kingdom the prince was written mainly as a guide book for a prince to maintain his power and then to maintain his throne. Philip bobbitt positions machiavelli as the great theorist of the early modern state, the first thinker to understand that if power was no longer personal, no longer exercised by a medieval lord, it had to be moralized, in a new public ethic based on ragion di stato—reason of state. The prince as a modern political treatise written almost 500 years ago by the so called first political scientist in the world, niccolo machiavelli’s “the prince” brings forward a new definition to virtue.