Fear Or Love? The Views Of Cicero And Machiavelli (Podcast)


Is it better to be feared or loved?  This famous question is more nuanced than people think, and was addressed specifically by Cicero in “On Duties” as well as by Machiavelli in his “Prince” and “Discourses.”  Yet there has been much oversimplification and misunderstanding on this subject.
We also discuss whether Stoicism lends itself to passivity and fatalism.

This podcast is available in a number of different media platformsincluding Soundcloud, iTunes, YouTube, and Google Play.  


To learn more about this issue and related subjects, please take a look at my On Duties and Stoic Paradoxes.