Hypocrisy and integrity [electronic resource] : Machiavelli, Rousseau, and the ethics of politics / Ruth W. Grant.

Author
Grant, Ruth Weissbourd, 1951- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1997.
Description
1 online resource (216 p.)

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Questioning the usual judgements of political ethics, Ruth W. Grant argues that hypocrisy can actually be constructive while strictly principled behavior can be destructive. Hypocrisy and Integrity offers a new conceptual framework that clarifies the differences between idealism and fanaticism while it uncovers the moral limits of compromise. "Exciting and provocative. . . . Grant's work is to be highly recommended, offering a fresh reading of Rousseau and Machiavelli as well as presenting a penetrating analysis of hypocrisy and integrity."-Ronald J. Terchek, American Political Science Review "A great refreshment. . . . With liberalism's best interests at heart, Grant seeks to make available a better understanding of the limits of reason in politics."-Peter Berkowitz, New Republic
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-188) and index.
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English
Contents
  • Front matter
  • CONTENTS
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Machiavelli and the Case for Hypocrisy
  • 3. Molière, Rousseau, and the Ideal of Integrity
  • 4. Rousseau's Political Ethics
  • 5. Rousseau's Political Ethics
  • 6. Conclusion
  • Works Cited
  • Index
ISBN
  • 1-281-43043-9
  • 9786611430436
  • 0-226-30592-9
OCLC
  • 437247643
  • 1055414821
Doi
  • 10.7208/9780226305929
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