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- Machiavelli’s The Prince, part 1: the challenge of power
- Machiavelli’s The Prince, part two: humanism and the lessons of history
- Machiavelli’s The Prince, part three: the personal in the political
- Machiavelli’s The Prince, part four: benevolence to complement brutality
- Machiavelli’s The Prince, part five: reversing the virtues
- Machiavelli’s The Prince, part 6: was Machiavelli an atheist?
- Machiavelli’s The Prince, part 7: the two sides of human nature
- Machiavelli’s The Prince, part 8: a lingering love of justice
This section features episodes from leading philosophy podcasts. These are also aimed at a general audience and are a good option for beginners who prefer audio content.
In Our Time
The Partially Examined Life
New Books in Philosophy
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See this collection of course syllabi on Machiavelli.
See this list of the best books on Machiavelli.
See this selection of key quotes by Machiavelli.
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