Political Pessimists: Hobbes and Machiavelli

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32-33). This means simply that Machiavelli believes that men are extremely selfish and will do what they must to get what they want. Machiavelli believes that self interest drives men in all aspects of life; therefore he assumes that regardless of what a person should do, unless the action is in accordance with their interests, they will not do it...
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Machiavelli said "[the people] will all think of their own interests...for men will always be false...unless they are compelled by necessity to be true" (Prince, xxiii, p.45-46). Gregory Kavka called Machiavelli's opinion on human nature: "predominant egoism" which "says that self-interested motives tend to take precedence over non-self-interested motives in determining human actions ? non-self-interested motives usually give way to self-interested motives when there is a conflict...
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