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The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

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Humanitarian definitions

Humanitarian

  • having concern for or helping to improve the welfare and happiness of people.
  • of or pertaining to ethical or theological humanitarianism.
  • pertaining to the saving of human lives or to the alleviation of suffering: Example: a humanitarian crisis.
  • a person actively engaged in promoting human welfare and social reforms, as a philanthropist.
  • a person who professes ethical or theological humanitarianism.

Source: The Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary Copyright © 1997 by Random House Inc.


Humanitarian

One who is devoted to the promotion of human welfare and the advancement of social reforms; a philanthropist.

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.


Humanitarian

  • characterized by concern for improving the welfare of humanity.
  • of or pertaining to the ethical doctrine that the improvement and welfare of humankind is one's primary obligation.
Source: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary


Machiavelli as Humanitarian

According to Machiavelli a prince is not there to help promote the welfare of others. A prince should only be concerned about his own welfare, even at at the expense of others.

For example, Machiavelli suggests that a prince secretly get some people hostile against him, and then crush these hostilities. This way a prince can show his greatness and power!


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