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  • 1. Niccolò Machiavelli By. Dong Eun Kim
  • 2. About Niccolo Machiavelli Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli Birth: May 3, 1469 in Florence, Italy Death: June 21, 1527 (aged 58)
  • 3. About his life Born as an aristocrat Well educated Engaged in Diplomatic activity Exiled when Medici came in power
  • 4. Field he worked in Italian diplomat political philosopher Musician Poet playwright
  • 5. Impacts Machiavellism Pragmatism Realpolitic ‘The Prince’
  • 6. THE PRINCE wrote it to gain the favor of the Medici Originally called De Principatibus (About Principalities) Realpolitic written in 1513 not published until 1532
  • 7. Quotes it is best to be both feared and loved; however, if one cannot be both it is better to be feared than loved.“ ‘The only ethic that matters is one that is beneficial to the prince in dealing with the concerns of his state.’
  • 8. Reasons for his philosophy Travelled a lot, saw a lot of corruption Dream to unite Italy French and Spain’s attack ‘Idealism’
  • 9. Changes that he brought Influenced by Plato, Cicero, Sallust, Livy, Xenophon Influenced Bacon, Hobbes, Harrington, Rousseau, Vico, Cuoco, Hegel, De Sanctis, Croce, Gramsci, Strauss, Arendt, Aron, Kojève, Althusser, Berlin, Skinner, Mansfield
  • 10. Assessment of impact Severely criticized before Different ideas nowadays Unfairly treated First one to bring pragmatism Dictatorship
  • 11. Bibliography Website Niccolò Machiavelli.quot; Philasophy pages. 9 Aug. 2006. Garth Kemerling. 5 Dec. 2008 <>. quot;Niccolò Machiavelli.quot; Wekipedia, Free encyclopedia. 4 Dec. 2008. Wikepedia. 7 Dec. 2008 <>. quot;Niccolo Machiavelli, 1469-1527.quot; The History Guide. 11 Mar. 2007. 3 Dec. 2008 <>. books Mattingly, Garret. quot;Machiavelli.quot; The Horizon Book of the Renaissance. New York: American Heritage Publishing, 1961. Encyclopedia quot;Niccolo Machiavelli.quot; DongHa Korean Encyclopedia. Soul: DongHa, 2001.