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Hypocrisy and Integrity : Machiavelli, Rousseau, and the Ethics of Politics.

Author: Ruth W Grant
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1997.
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth W Grant
ISBN: 9780226305929 0226305929
OCLC Number: 437247643
Description: 1 online resource (216 pages)
Contents: HYPOCRISY AND INTEGRITY; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; CHAPTER ONE Introduction; CHAPTER TWO Machiavelli and the Case for Hypocrisy; CHAPTER THREE Molière, Rousseau, and the Ideal of Integrity; CHAPTER FOUR Rousseau's Political Ethics Integrity, Prudence, and Deception; CHAPTER FIVE Rousseau's Political Ethics Corruption, Dependence, and Vanity; CHAPTER SIX Conclusion; Works Cited; Index.

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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 Scien.

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