Kant And The Prince Niccolo Di Bernardo Dei Machiavelli
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I believe that philosophy is a very strong revolving criticism based upon certain theories that are needed to stabilize and control society or even so, expand our minds beyond what we already know. Two very iconic philosophers Immanuel Kant and The Prince Niccolo di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (1469-1527?) Manifest their theories on the portrayal of society and how discipline and authority regulate us. Kant expresses his theory in his “What is Enlightenment?” (1784) Essay where he describes the immaturity of men is what makes authority able to control us and in contrast, Machiavelli deliberately addresses how to be a leader with the power of fear and truth. Although both appear in completely different sentiments, I envision that in any association, there needs to be a dominant to create mandate in order to establish common respect throughout the people and regulate morals in which Kant and Machiavelli both argue the means to a strict community.
Kant begins to answer the question of enlightenment in his essay by stating that “enlightenment is a man’s emergence from his self-incurred immaturity.” What does this mean? This means that whomever is willing to learn the means of life outside of what they are given, they will encounter enlightenment. In the mid-17th century, enlightenment began as curious individuals questioned authority and the actuality of the truth that is being presented. The public began to not believe in every aspect that was told to them, and