14.1-14.2 Humanism Project

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  • Niccolo Macchiavelli - A Humanist 
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  • Definition and Evaluation
  • Today's Goal:  1. Define Humanism 2. Was Machiavelli a humanist? 
  • Lived in the Italian city-state of Florence from 1469-1527 during the Renaissance.  He was a politician and writer.  He focused on government and tried to determine the best form of government. 
  • My Greatest works, "The Prince" and "Discourses on Livy" show that I am a humanist like da Vinci.  In "The Prince" I explain that leadership is all about power.  A single leader must gain and maintain power through fear and can do anything necessary to maintain power.  In "Discourses on Livy" I argue how a Republic is the best form of government.    
  • Humanism is... Niccolo Machiavelli was/was not a humanist...
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