Machiavelli's view of human nature directly influences his theory of proper governance, which is often summarized as the end justifies the means a leader should do whatever it takes to stay in. After socrates's death, plato traveled for 12 years throughout the mediterranean region, studying mathematics with the pythagoreans in italy, and geometry, geology, astronomy and religion in egypt. Transformation from a good executive to a great machiavelli penned the first 'how their beliefs about what constituted the qualities.
The socratic method of leadership is based on the questioning techniques used by socrates 2500 years ago to instruct by questioning, making his students examine their knowledge base and beliefs. Having developed a general description of the structure of an ideal society, plato maintained that the proper functions performed by its disparate classes, working together for the common good, provide a ready account of the need to develop significant social qualities or virtues. To socrates, the leader most closely resembled a physician, in that the leader possesses special knowledge or skills from which the populace can benefit plato views the ideal leader as a person with rare intellectual qualities who is able to act as a harmonizer and as an improver of those whom he or she leads.
Socrates seems to have thought these other goods are truly good, but they only do people good, and thereby contribute to their happiness, under the condition that they are chosen and used in accordance with virtues indwelling in their souls (see plato, apology 30b, euthydemus 280d-282d, meno 87d-89a. Xenophon's socrates is shown in conversation with various people from a wide variety of walks of life and with quite starkly different moral characters one of his conversation partners is a famous prostitute, another is an aspiring young politician who knows little about life, another is a son of pericles, and yet another is a grump the colorful list goes on. This 5 page report discusses machiavelli's the prince and illustrates the ways in which a leader follows the precepts of what machiavelli believes to be a good and political life as a leader. Socrates: the good life socrates is generally considered the first major philosopher of western civilization before him there lived about a dozen other greek thinkers, the so-called pre-socratics, who also produced significant work from about 600 bce on.
Machiavelli, rousseau & confucius - views of leadership introduction the three people discussed in one case all had their own insights and views to leadershipthey had distinct differences in the qualities of a beneficial leader. In ethics the link between socrates, plato, and aristotle is most obvious when it comes to their views on ethics plato was socratic in his belief that knowledge is virtue, in and of itself. As an infantryman, socrates showed great physical endurance and courage, rescuing the future athenian leader alcibiades during the siege of potidaea in 432 bc. Plato has the character of socrates say, at one point, i will go back to what we have so often spoken of, and begin with the assumption that there exists an absolute beauty, and an absolute good, and an absolute greatness, and so on.
However, the socratic method is named after him because socrates, more than any other before or since, models for us philosophy practiced - philosophy as deed, as way of living, as something that any of us can do. Enjoy the best socrates quotes at brainyquote quotations by socrates, greek philosopher, born 469 bc share with your friends. For insistence , machiavelli saw justice as the right of the strongest and he asserted that morality and religion should be abdicated , what is known as goodness should be replaced by evil if in the circumstance it is required. In describing a truly wise leader, socrates compares the role of this leader to the role of a(n): a manager b administrator c physician d lawyer answer: c 5 whose previously suppressed ideas were used by aquinas to expand upon the prevailing christian platonism a caesar b socrates c alexander the great d aristotle answer: d 6.
Socrates, (born c 470 bce, athens [greece]—died 399 bce, athens), greek philosopher whose way of life, character, and thought exerted a profound influence on ancient and modern philosophy. Machiavelli will think putin is a great leader because in machiavelli's book, he points that if a prince wants to keep his power and land, the most important thing is shows a tough and strong attitude to his people, also to other countries. Among the precepts espoused by machiavelli: leaders should always mask their true intentions, avoid inconsistency, and frequently act against mercy, against faith, against humanity, against frankness, against religion, in order to preserve the state. So one social good that religion seems to have on society is that it encourages people to help those in need most people would see this as a positive influence most organized religions promote and teach that giving to the poor is a critical and important application of faith to life.
Machiavelli believes the state exists to make war, and a good ruler exists for only one purpose to make war, this is his only concern machiavelli are writing in two different eras in plato's era, man based philosophy on utopian ideals and principles. Cyrus the great (photo credit: wikipedia) forget 1-800-ceo read the greatest book on business and leadership was written in the 4th century bc by a greek about a persian king yeah, that's right. Machiavelli as an individual has been described as aloof, as standing to one side of life 'with a sarcastic expression continually playing around his mouth and flashing from his eyes' this reputation is based on machiavelli's most famous work, the prince, which was written in 1513-14. Self-knowledge and a checked ego are just some of the qualities of a good leader, according to plato he encouraged ambition—without it, people are not driven to leave a legacy, one that will.
The power of the lion and the cleverness of the fox: these are the qualities a leader must harness to preserve the republic for such a leader, allies are friends when it is in their interest to be. Whatever vitality a former republic may have, then, machiavelli counselled that it either be destroyed or ruled carefully by a resident prince (prince 5) one of the most obvious ways of doing so is by the careful use of military forces, and to this machiavelli devoted great attention. The beliefs of socrates and machiavelli on what great qualities a good leader need to shape the societies (894 words, 3 pages) different people have varying opinions and philosophies about the form of leadership that needs to be adopted and followed by the people.