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What kind of perspective is machiavelli known for?

What kind of perspective is machiavelli known for?

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School: University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Department: Political Science
Course: Modern Political Thought
Professor: Ted miller
Term: Fall 2017
Tags: Niccolo Machiavelli, Discourses, and Livy
Cost: 25
Name: Introduction to PSC 353
Description: This document lists all class expectations and definitions necessary to best understand Machiavelli.
Uploaded: 09/10/2017
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August 24th: Syllabus Day/Intro to class


What kind of perspective is machiavelli known for?



Professor Miller, Modern Political Thought

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• Modern Politics-The idea that politics are scrappy and dirty. Subjects are not good  or pure. Machiavelli held a realist perspective; he believed that the diminished role  of religion was a huge negative for a republic and that the world is not a utopia.

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• He notes that ancient politics take the ideals of the God(s) and level them with  the negatives of humanity, Machiavelli looks at the political environment of  Italy without the bias of religion.


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In what way is machiavelli analytical and scientific in his attitude?



- The Discourses are bits of advice that Machiavelli has compiled in response to  Livy and as a way to advise a republic how to avoid tyranny

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