was an Italian historian, writer, playwright, politician and philosopher.
Three claims about Machiavelli
emerged in commentaries by his earliest readers, and all three are largely ignored in contemporary scholarship.
of course infamously said that a ruler must be ready to practice mendacity, treachery, and even assassination.
Michael Walzer thinks Machiavelli
can be interpolated to encourage a tragic sensibility that accepts dirty hands (2004).
Nesta, basicamente, o embaixador florentino em Roma comunicara-lhe ainda nao ter conseguido incluir o irmao do destinatario, Totto Machiavelli
(1475-1522), no circulo de favorecidos de Leao X, conforme pedido de Niccolo.
I fancy that in Europe, at least, he might be better served by Machiavelli
than the Good Book.
The New Machiavelli
lifts the bonnet of the strange vehicle of British politics in which the author has travelled so far, sitting close (some would say too close) to one of its more charismatic drivers.
From its conception, the main argument of this book has been that Machiavelli
is the seminal figure in early modern intellectual history for those living, or wishing to live, in a functional democracy" (127).
Holler puts it that Machiavelli
accepts that the violation of moral norms can have its justification.
himself translated Andria (24) and borrowed repeatedly from the play in writing La Mandragola.
In a characteristically Machiavellian situation Borgia knew perfectly well what Machiavelli
was up to and Machiavelli
knew that he knew this.
Her chapters can go back and forth between humanists such as Machiavelli
, Guicciardini, Bodin, and Montaigne and philosophers such as Cardano, Campanella, Telesio, and Patrizzi, because to her, as is true in the case of Garin, Renaissance humanism is a philosophy.