Name Instructor Course Date Letter to Ethical Friend Dear Responsible Friend Machiavelli advises that to be a successful leader one should be crafty and capable of deceiving the public. That means while being honourable and keeping one’s word is admirable it does not last so craftiness is effective. Further a leader should have a balance between being a beast and a human being (Machiavelli). In this regard he should be a fox and a lion at the same time; a fox to uncover the cunning ways of beings (traps) and a weigh all the options available and then make the most pleasant. Additionally you will not feel enslaved by beliefs which could hamper the choices you make especially if the outcome will affect a large number negatively or please a few. Machiavelli supports situational ethics but I believe the utilitarian principles will guide you in different environments without appearing selfish. Works Cited Barnard Adam. "Values and ethics for professionals." Developing Professional Practice in Health and Social Care (2017).Machiavelli. “Chapter XVIII: Concerning The Way In Which Princes Should Keep Their Faith.” Course reading [...]
Type in a 1 page or 1.5-page letter to an ethical friend (“Dear Responsible Friend,…”). Assume this friend is an ethical person and that he or she wants to enter TX politics 1. Show that you understand Machiavelli’s chapter in your letter. 2. Advise how your friend can stay ethical despite Machiavelli’s viewpoint. Offer one example. 3. Name and describe the ethical viewpoint your friend should have compared to what Machiavelli suggested.