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  • The Rule Of St. Benedict And Beowulf

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    The Rule of St. Benedict and Beowulf both provide images of an ideal ruler and an ideal subject. For the Rule of St. Benedict, they are the good abbot and the proper monk. In Beowulf, the good warrior-king and the loyal members of his warrior band. These images of the ruler and subject of each book are very similar and different as well as show the bad view of rulers and subjects and the books show the value systems of those writing the texts. These pieces of literature, how different they may seem

  • Ideal Characteristics of Plato's Guardians

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    Ideal Characteristics of Plato’s Guardians The characterisitics of the ideal guardian is summarized in those words by Socrates in the second book of the Republic : “[H]e who is to be a really good and noble guardian of the State will require to unite in himself philosophy and spirit and swiftness and strength. . .” Swiftness and strength is deemed necessary as the guardian is to be like a well-bred watchdog, who ought to be “quick to see, and swift to overtake the enemy when they see him, and strong

  • Machiavelli 's The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli

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    Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince is a book that examines the qualities and strategies required for a ruler in order to maintain power. Despite being composed in the 16th century, the ideas presented are applicable even to mythical kings from texts over a thousand years ago. Throughout the story of Seneca’s Oedipus, substantial connections could be made between Oedipus and The Prince’s ideas of rule, such as methods in acquiring principalities, channeling subjects’ fear, the use of cruelty and controlling

  • Equilibrium: Analysis: Colonization

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    idea of centre is used to depict colonisation where a coloniser becomes a centre to the margin that the colonised are made into. The idea of the centre was not only geographical, but also, political and social. The centre is geographically where the ruler(s) resides. Politically, centre is the entity with which/whom, power rests. Socially, the opinion makers are considered the centre. During colonisation, the coloniser becomes the most power politically. The coloniser is the opinion maker, and, geographically

  • The Use of Immorality in Order to Achieve Popular Rule Essay

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    disorder to a community and keep it obedient and prosperous than to let it fall to disorder and tyranny. Therefore, the acts of immorality that a ruler does to accomplish this are justifiable means to the more important end of securing power to maintain order.      Machiavelli is a supporter of popular rule, though in an indirect way. Rulers must please their constituents but not give them power. For if the people feel they have power they will rebel against their leader and cause

  • The State Of The United States

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    rule over their subjects. The greater authority would be the territorial rulers, which was the Kings, Princes, Queens, or Dukes that became the focal point of decision-making in the territory. The territorial rulers wanted to defend their territory, and so, they needed more revenues to fund for wars. Moreover, wars were crucial in that period, as they were becoming bigger and more expensive. The only way that territorial rulers could gain revenue was from its subjects such as the towns, villages, churches

  • Plato In The Republic And Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince

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    potential consequences determines decision-making) and realistic. Using primary evidence from Plato’s The Republic and Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince as well as an examination of controversial leaders like Donald Trump, I will argue that Machiavelli’s ruler traits to a state are superior to Plato’s since they are more realistic of human nature of political actors. PLATO’S LIVED WORLD: SETTING CONTEXT Plato lived in Ancient Athens through the Peloponnesian War and a tyrannical government. After The Thirty

  • Essay about Plato vs. Machiavelli

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    Plato vs. Machiavelli A longstanding debate in human history is what to do with power and what is the best way to rule. Who should have power, how should one rule, and what its purpose should government serve have always been questions at the fore in civilization, and more than once have sparked controversy and conflict. The essential elements of rule have placed the human need for order and structure against the human desire for freedom, and compromising between the two has never been easy

  • The Missing Element Of Self Discipline

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    community is analogous to the justice in an individual. In a community/state, there are ‘4 cardinal virtues’—wisdom, courage, self-discipline, and justice. Wisdom is defined as the people who rule the city—the rulers—have the knowledge of truth. In other words, the state has wisdom if the rulers are wise. Courage is defined as the people who keep the city safe—the guardians—are able to judge what is worthy of fearing. So the state is

  • Analysis Of ' The Education Of Cyrus '

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    Rohan Baishya HUEN 1010 – Dr. Brooks Short Paper #2 Due 03/20/17 In The Education of Cyrus, Xenophon addresses a critical query immediately in questioning how one can rule over human beings without opposition or revolt. Xenophon initially reasons that no regime can effectively do that, but after seeing the education and life of Cyrus, he argues that ruling all others without revolution is not only plausible, but “not even difficult if done with knowledge.” Through his education and virtues, Cyrus