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

Author/Creator:
Grant, Ruth Weissbourd, 1951-
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1997.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (216 p.)
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Subjects:
Political ethics.
Compromise (Ethics).
Hypocrisy.
Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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
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
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-188) and index.
ISBN:
1-281-43043-9
9786611430436
0-226-30592-9
OCLC:
437247643
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226305929 doi