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Hypocrisy and integrity : Machiavelli, Rousseau, and the ethics of politics

Author: Ruth Weissbourd Grant
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In her new book Ruth W. Grant challenges the usual standards for political ethics. Arguing that hypocrisy can be constructive and that strictly principled behavior can be destructive, she explores the full range of ethical choices by brilliantly distinguishing among the varieties of hypocrisy and integrity.
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Named Person: Niccolò Machiavelli; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Niccolò Machiavelli; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Niccolò Machiavelli; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Nicolau Maquiavel; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Niccolò Machiavelli; Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Weissbourd Grant
ISBN: 0226305821 9780226305820 0226305848 9780226305844
OCLC Number: 35784472
Description: xii, 201 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. Machiavelli and the Case for Hypocrisy --
Ch. 3. Moliere, Rousseau, and the Ideal of Integrity --
Ch. 4. Rousseau's Political Ethics: Integrity, Prudence, and Deception --
Ch. 5. Rousseau's Political Ethics: Corruption, Dependence, and Vanity --
Ch. 6. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Ruth W. Grant.
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