Ethics and Character: The Pursuit of Democratic Virtues

Ethics and Character: The Pursuit of Democratic Virtues

by William D. D. Richardson, Kerry R. (Eds.) Stewart, J. Michael Martinez
     
 

ISBN-10: 0890899096

ISBN-13: 9780890899090

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Carolina Academic Press

This unique text examines the debate over the role of character and virtue in democratic leadership and their relationship to a healthy democracy. Contributors include prominent scholars who focus on specific aspects of the critical question, "Who should lead and in what manner?" These scholars address this question from different perspectives and across several…  See more details below

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This unique text examines the debate over the role of character and virtue in democratic leadership and their relationship to a healthy democracy. Contributors include prominent scholars who focus on specific aspects of the critical question, "Who should lead and in what manner?" These scholars address this question from different perspectives and across several fields, including political science, philosophy, law, public administration, and public policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890899090
Publisher:
Carolina Academic Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Pt. IMorality and the Ethical Tradition
Ch. 1Introduction5
Ch. 2Ethics, Virtue, and Character Development19
Ch. 3Plain Persons and Moral Philosophy: Rules, Virtues, and Goods47
Pt. IILaw, Lawyers, and Ethics
Ch. 4Constitutional Correctives for Democratic Vices69
Ch. 5The Tension Between Law and Ethics91
Ch. 6Law Versus Ethics: Reconciling Two Concepts of Public Service Ethics107
Ch. 7Temperance, Passions, and Lawyers in the American Democratic Regime141
Pt. IIIPrivate Virtues, Public Vices
Ch. 8Ethics and Politics: The American Way171
Ch. 9Democracy's Quiet Virtues203
Ch. 10The Rediscovery of Character: Private Virtue and Public Policy225
Pt. IVLeadership and Virtue
Ch. 11Military Ethics: An Aristotelian Tradition in a Democratic Society241
Ch. 12Administrators in a Democratic Republic: A Multivalent View of American Civil Religion263
Ch. 13Moral Realism Versus Therapeutic Elitism: Christopher Lasch's Populist Defense of American Character289
References311
Contributors327
Index331

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