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Ethics and character : the pursuit of democratic virtues

Author: William D Richardson; J Michael Martinez; Kerry R Stewart
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, ©1998.
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"This unique text examines the debate over the role of character and virtue in democratic leadership and their relationship to a healthy democracy. Contributors include prominent scholars who focus on specific aspects of the critical question, "Who should lead and in what manner?" These scholars address this question from different perspectives and across several fields, including political science, philosophy, law,  Read more...
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Ethics and character.
Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)988860836
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William D Richardson; J Michael Martinez; Kerry R Stewart
ISBN: 0890899096 9780890899090
OCLC Number: 39787442
Description: x, 340 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. I. Morality and the ethical tradition. Ch. 1. Introduction / William D. Richardson and J. Michael Martinez --
ch. 2. Ethics, virtue, and character development / J. Michael Martinez and Kerry R. Stewart --
ch. 3. Plain persons and moral philosophy : rules, virtues, and goods / Alasdair MacIntyre --
pt. II. Law, lawyers, and ethics. Ch. 4. Constitutional correctives for democratic vices / William D. Richardson and Lloyd G. Nigro --
ch. 5. The Tension between law and ethics / William D. Richardson --
ch. 6. Law versus ethics : reconciling two concepts of public service ethics / J. Michael Martinez --
ch. 7. Temperance, passions, and lawyers in the American democratic regime / John C. Koritansky --
pt. III Private virtues, public vices. Ch. 8. Ethics and politics : the American way / Martin Diamond --
ch. 9. Democracy's quiet virtues / Sarah R. Adkins --
ch. 10. The Rediscovery of character : private virtue and public policy --
pt. IV Leadership and virtue. Ch. 11. Military ethics : an Aristotelian tradition in a democratic society / Anthony J. Giasi --
ch. 12. Administrators in a democratic republic : a multivalent view of American civil religion / Ralph Clark Chandler --
ch. 13. Moral relaism versus therapeutic elitism : Christopher Lasch's populist defense of American character / Peter Augustine Lawler.
Responsibility: edited by William D. Richardson, J. Michael Martinez, Kerry R. Stewart.

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"This unique text examines the debate over the role of character and virtue in democratic leadership and their relationship to a healthy democracy. Contributors include prominent scholars who focus on specific aspects of the critical question, "Who should lead and in what manner?" These scholars address this question from different perspectives and across several fields, including political science, philosophy, law, public administration, and public policy."--Jacket.

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