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The virtues of mendacity : on lying in politics

Author: Martin Jay
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, ©2010.
Series: Richard lectures.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines what has been said in support of, and opposition to, political lying from Plato and St Augustine to Hannah Arendt and Leo Strauss. This title shows that each philosopher's argument  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Jay, Martin, 1944-
Virtues of mendacity.
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009039437
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Jay
ISBN: 9780813929767 0813929768 9780813929729 0813929725
OCLC Number: 759159936
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 241 pages).
Contents: Introduction: American democracy and the dream of transparent politics --
On lying --
On the political --
On lying in politics.
Series Title: Richard lectures.
Responsibility: Martin Jay.

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