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    Default Short para on Machiavelli

    Hi, I would really appricate it if someone could read this over and point out my mistakes. Thanks alot. It should be a fun read.

    Humanism is the school of thought that emphasizes the importance of man, men’s greatness, and men’s potential. It is essentially an exploration of the human nature. Human nature is a topic that Machiavelli discusses much in The Prince. For example, in Chapter III, he points out that “men change masters voluntarily believing that they can better themselves”. In Chapter XVII, he states that “men forget more easily the death of their father than the loss of their patrimony.” By many remarks like those, Machiavelli has demonstrated that humans really are selfish with a sole interest in material wealth and glory. All the actions that men do are aimed at self-betterment as they see it then anything else. This paints a chilling picture of men that is in some ways very much the study of humanism.

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    Default Re: Short para on Machiavelli

    Quote Originally Posted by p3t3r1 View Post
    Humanism is the school of thought that emphasizes the importance of man, men’s greatness, and men’s potential. It is essentially an exploration of the human nature.
    Say:
    Humanism is the school of thought that emphasizes the importance of man, man’s greatness, and man’s potential. It is essentially an exploration of human nature.
    Quote Originally Posted by p3t3r1 View Post
    Human nature is a topic that Machiavelli discusses much in The Prince.
    That is good.

    Quote Originally Posted by p3t3r1 View Post
    For example, in Chapter III, he points out that “men change masters voluntarily believing that they can better themselves”. In Chapter XVII, he states that “men forget more easily the death of their father than the loss of their patrimony.”
    That is good.

    Quote Originally Posted by p3t3r1 View Post
    By many remarks like those, Machiavelli has demonstrated that humans really are selfish with a sole interest in material wealth and glory.

    Say:
    By many remarks like those, Machiavelli demonstrates that humans really are selfish and solely interested in material wealth and glory.
    Quote Originally Posted by p3t3r1 View Post
    All the actions that men do are aimed at self-betterment as they see it then anything else.
    All the actions that men take are aimed more at self-betterment as they see it than anything else.
    This paints a chilling picture of men that is in some ways very much the study of humanism. [/quote]

    This paints a chilling picture of mankind that is in some ways very much the study of humanism.
    ~R

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