This is my take on the ideas of Niccolo Machiavelli, and Realism, and in addition how the libertarian mindset makes it hard to synthesise these ideas with any value for liberty. We will be looking at some studies regarding personality and my unprofessional opinion on how liberty minded people think. This is a niche topic, but I thought it was interesting.
Topics discussed in this video:
– Niccolo Machiavelli and his works, such as ‘The Prince’ and ‘Discourses on Livy’
– The Doctrine of Realism and its compatibility with Moral Idealism i.e. Natural Law, Philosophy and Non-Consequentialism
– The psychology of Liberals, Conservatives and Libertarians, their personalities and their behavioural tendencies.
– Personality, and how personality can lead people to have a bias towards certain positions.