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Hypocrisy and integrity [electronic resource] : Machiavelli, Rousseau, and the ethics of politics / Ruth W. Grant.
Grant, Ruth Weissbourd, 1951-
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1997.
1 online resource (216 p.)
Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778
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
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-188) and index.
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
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Hypocrisy and integrity : Machiavelli, Rousseau, and the ethics of politics / Ruth W. Grant.