Analysis Of Pico Della Mirandoli And Machiavelli

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During the Renaissance, there was a rebirth in human dignity. Pico Della Mirandola (1463-1494) wrote the “Oration on the Dignity of Man”. Pico explained that humans are a miracle. He says a “…man’s place in the universe is somewhere between the beasts and the angels, but, because of the divine image planted in him, there are no limits to what man can accomplish…” (Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola, Pico Della Mirandola on the Dignity of Man). Pico emphasis humans being the center of the universe and that we are special because we have a choice to choose whether to be with the angels or the beats. People today have inherited these ways of thinking by striving to do good over the course of their lives.
Secularism became an important factor to the Italian Renaissance. Even though the Italians were Christians, they had a human-centered mindset rather than a religious-centered mindset. They emphasized on education and literature. New schools were built to give young men an
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His guide on how to be an effective leader, The Prince, encourages the prince to do whatever it takes to achieve your goal. Machiavelli one of the great thinkers of the Italian Renaissance. In 1498, he was appointed chancellor of the Second Chancery, which is the foreign affairs department. Later he was appointed the secretary to the Council of Ten, the department of War. He later served as foreign ambassador to several courts of Europe. In 1512, When the Medici returned from their exile, they returned to power and Machiavelli lost his job, because he was considered an enemy of the Medici. This was unfair to Machiavelli, which later brought him with the idea of being an effective leader. Machiavelli was imprisoned and tortured but later was allowed to leave Florence when Giovanni, Lorenzo dé Medici’s son, was elected Pope Leo X in 1513 since the Medici family significantly impacted Italy. He spent the next fifteen years

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