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

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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.

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Paperback, 209 pages
Published June 4th 1999 by University Of Chicago Press (first published June 8th 1997)
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Mihai Zodian
Oct 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
"Ruth W. Grant, Hypocrisy and Integrity: Machiavelli, Rousseau and the Ethics of Politics, University of Chicago Press, 1997, 209 p.

Ce se întâmplă atunci când o profesoară de teorie politică caută soluții pentru dilemele relației dintre etică și politică în teatru? Și nu în operele lui Shakespeare, cum ne-am aștepta, ținând cont de Macbeth, viguroasa promovare a britanicilor și polemica lui Harold Bloom, ci în cele ale lui NiccolòMachiavelli (da, florentinul a fost și dramaturg, chiar unul aprec
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Yu Liu
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Common ground shared by Machiavelli and Rousseau. Grant keeps a prudent distance from both Strauss' and Skinner's interpretation and she distinguished certain confusable (or controversial) concepts delicately. She presented a more neutralized Machiavelli by demonstrating the necessity of hypocrisy in political actions. The issue of dependence is also noteworthy.
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