Means In The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince

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According to Niccolo Machiavelli in The Prince, it is implied that the ends justify the means. With that statement comes utilitarian qualities and implications such as ten people can be unwillingly sacrificed to save the lives of one hundred or that it is morally sound to torture a terrorist to save multiple lives. The utilitarian qualities of The Prince advocate immoral and unethical processes to achieve honorable or even commendable means and is immoral in it of itself.
In using ends justify means, the morality of the actions are not questions, only the result is judged. The ends justify the means is the idea that the goal is the ultimate objective and overshadows whatever route that was used to arrive at the goal. When the means are disregarded, many moral complications will exist and unethical behavior will be seen. Machiavelli advised that “a prince must not worry about the reproach of cruelty when it is a matter of keeping his subjects united and loyal” (91). For example, in a Machiavellian government, all troublemakers can and should be prosecuted, tortured, and given cruel and unusual punishments if it will keep everyone in the country united. A united people is a strong people and a strong people is a safe people. This satisfies the goal of a government: to keep the people safe. According to Machiavelli, the cruel and unusual treatments of the troublemakers is justified in keeping the people safe. Yet, this justifies the actions of the people of the likes of Adolph
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