Historical Who is Who

MACHIAVELLI, Niccolo

1469 - 1527
Italy
POLITICS, PHILOSOPHY

Politician experienced from diplomatic service and interaction with local and international leaders and their representatives. Drawing on this subsequently in his writings in social and political philosophy, he provides critical advice for those involved in the affairs of state and active warfare. Evil means may well be justified for the achievement of better ends. 'Being Machiavellian' has come to connote (at best) critical realism or (at worst) amoral cynicism.

Life

http://www.pbs.org/empires/medici/renaissance/machiavelli.html

http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/machiavelli.html

http://www.philosophypages.com/hy/3v.htm

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/1971/nov/04/a-special-supplement-the-question-of-machiavelli

Writings

The Prince http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1232

Art of War http://digilander.libero.it/il_machiavelli/translate_english/machiavelli_the_art_of_war.html

Historical, Political and Diplomatic Writings (4 vols) http://oll.libertyfund.org/people/niccolo-machiavelli

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