Morality and Politics: Volume 21, Part 1

Morality and Politics: Volume 21, Part 1

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Complicating the ancient debate over the intersection of morality and politics are diverse definitions of fundamental concepts: the right and the good, virtue and vice, personal liberty and public interest. Divisions abound, also, about whether politics should be held to a higher moral standard or whether pragmatic considerations or realpolitik should prevail. Perhaps the two poles are represented most conspicuously by Aristotle and Machiavelli. These essays address perennial concerns in political and moral theory and underscore the rekindled yearning of many to hold the political realm to a higher standard despite the skepticism of dissenters who question the likelihood or even the desirability of success.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1 table
  • 1139243713
  • 9781139243711

Table of contents

1. What's morality got to do with it? making the right distinctions Jean Bethke Elshtain; 2. Unauthorized humanitarian intervention Mark Stein; 3. Thinking constitutionally: the problem of deliberative democracy Stephen L. Elkin; 4. Representing ignorance Russell Hardin; 5. Dual citizenship and American democracy: patriotism, national attachment, and national identity Stanley A. Renshon; 6. Policy implications of zero discounting: an exploration in politics and morality Tyler Cowen; 7. Reflections on espionage Harvey Klehr; 8. Mr. Pinocchio goes to Washington: lying in politics Robert Weissberg; 9. A subject of distaste; an object of judgment John Haldane; 10. Against civic schooling James Bernard Murphy; 11. Political morality as convention Norman Barry; 12. Autonomy and empathy Michael Slote; 13. God's image and egalitarian politics George P. Fletcher; 14. Should political liberals be compassionate conservatives? philosophical foundations of the faith-based initiative John Tomasi.
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