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The Prince

Niccolo Machiavelli

The Prince (written in the beginning of the 1500s) is a political treatise, sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning how to consider politics and ethics. Machiavelli dedicated The Prince to the ruling Medici of the time, leading some today to still speculate whether the book was a satire. Machiavelli asserted that The Prince (president, dictator, prime minister, etc.) does not have to be concerned with ethics, as long as their motivation is to protect the state. It is this questionable belief that in many ways had led to the modern world as we know it. His assertion was that the head of state must protect the state no matter the cost and no matter what rules he or she breaks in the process.

The Prince (written in the beginning of the 1500s) is a political treatise, sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning how to consider politics and ethics. Machiavelli dedicated The Prince to the ruling Medici of the time, leading some today to still speculate whether the book was a satire. Machiavelli asserted that The Prince (president, dictator, prime minister, etc.) does not have to be concerned with ethics, as long as their motivation is to protect the state. It is this questionable belief that in many ways had led to the modern world as we know it. His assertion was that the head of state must protect the state no matter the cost and no matter what rules he or she breaks in the process.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

The Prince (written in the beginning of the 1500s) is a political treatise, sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning how to consider politics and ethics. Machiavelli dedicated The Prince to the ruling Medici of the time, leading some today to still speculate whether the book was a satire. Machiavelli asserted that The Prince (president, dictator, prime minister, etc.) does not have to be concerned with ethics, as long as their motivation is to protect the state. It is this questionable belief that in many ways had led to the modern world as we know it. His assertion was that the head of state must protect the state no matter the cost and no matter what rules he or she breaks in the process.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Doyle

Length:

3h 27m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:23