Episode 23 – Machiavelli


On this episode of the podcast, we discuss The Protestant Reformation and Machiavelli. We begin by examining what it was like to live during the Renaissance under the rule of The Church and why the people of that time could have really benefited from Google Translate. Next, we dispel a common misconception about Machiavelli by discussing the subjective nature of virtue. Finally, we find out why Machiavelli thought that early rulers needed to act immorally at times in order to be successful. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!

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