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The Resource Hypocrisy and integrity : Machiavelli, Rousseau, and the ethics of politics, Ruth W. Grant

Hypocrisy and integrity : Machiavelli, Rousseau, and the ethics of politics, Ruth W. Grant

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Hypocrisy and integrity : Machiavelli, Rousseau, and the ethics of politics
Title
Hypocrisy and integrity
Title remainder
Machiavelli, Rousseau, and the ethics of politics
Statement of responsibility
Ruth W. Grant
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In her new book, Ruth W. Grant questions the usual judgments of political ethics. Arguing that hypocrisy can be constructive and that strictly principled behavior can be destructive, she explores the full range of ethical alternatives by brilliantly distinguishing among the varieties of hypocrisy and integrity
  • Both Machiavelli and Rousseau recognized that the irrationalities of human nature made a totally honest and rational politics impossible. Drawing on their insights, Grant shows that the tasks of the politician -- building coalitions among conflicting interests, uniting groups with a basic mistrust of one another -- cannot be accomplished while remaining inflexibly attached to principle. By clarifying the differences between idealism and fanaticism, moderation and rationalization, Grant's inquiry uncovers the moral limits of compromise and reveals new standards for ethical judgment
  • A subtle and provocative study in political philosophy, Hypocrisy and Integrity also presents striking, original interpretations of Machiavelli and Rousseau
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grant, Ruth W.
Index
index present
LC call number
JA79
LC item number
.G683 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Machiavelli, Niccolò
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • Political ethics
  • Compromise (Ethics)
  • Hypocrisy
Label
Hypocrisy and integrity : Machiavelli, Rousseau, and the ethics of politics, Ruth W. Grant
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35784472
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 201 pages
Isbn
9780226305820
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96045356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Hypocrisy and integrity : Machiavelli, Rousseau, and the ethics of politics, Ruth W. Grant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35784472
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 201 pages
Isbn
9780226305820
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96045356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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