Machiavelli: The End Justifies the Means

The suggestion that the end justifies the means can be interpreted as any self seeking act that rejects all moral considerations in order to attain success This rejection of all moral considerations has become synonymous with the name Machiavelli and the adjective Machiavellian But although Machiavelli openly accepted the wickedness of mankind he did not condone the usThe suggestion that the end justifies the means can be interpreted as any self seeking act that rejects all moral considerations in order to attain success This rejection of all moral considerations has become synonymous with the name Machiavelli and the adjective Machiavellian But although Machiavelli openly accepted the wickedness of mankind he did not condone the use of evil as a gratuitous act Instead, he argued that human evil needed to be brought within the bounds of a political doctrine and used to secure a positive end He also recognised that the ethical standards of civilian life were miss located in the world of politics and statecraft Therefore, Machiavelli acknowledged the use of evil primarily in the context of maintaining the sovereignty of the state and it is from this perspective that the end justifies the means.
Machiavelli The End Justifies the Means The suggestion that the end justifies the means can be interpreted as any self seeking act that rejects all moral considerations in order to attain success This rejection of all moral considerations h

  • Title: Machiavelli: The End Justifies the Means
  • Author: M.J. Poynter
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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