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

By: Grant, Ruth W.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (216 p.).ISBN: 9780226305929.Subject(s): Compromise (Ethics) | Hypocrisy | Machiavelli, Niccolò, -- 1469-1527 | Political ethics | Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, -- 1712-1778Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hypocrisy and Integrity : Machiavelli, Rousseau, and the Ethics of PoliticsDDC classification: 172 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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
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 Revie
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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

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 Revie

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