Niccolò Machiavelli

Niccolò Machiavelli: Father of Modern Political Philosophy

Niccolò Machiavelli. Santi di Tito, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Niccolò Machiavelli was an Italian Renaissance political philosopher, writer, diplomat, and historian, best known for his work “The Prince” (Il Principe), written in 1513,...

Montesquieu Essay

On the Influence of Montesquieu

Montesquieu. After Jacques-Antoine Dassier, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Few thinkers have had as much impact on the legal and political fields as the famous French political philosopher Montesquieu. Montesquieu’s writings have influenced constitutions...

Plutarch Essay

On Plutarch

Plutarch. National Gallery of Art, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons Few have heard of the name Plutarch. And even if one has somehow heard of him, they most probably do not know who he was...