Splitting the Difference: Compromise and Integrity in Ethics and Politics / Edition 1

Splitting the Difference: Compromise and Integrity in Ethics and Politics / Edition 1

by Martin Benjamin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0700604553

ISBN-13: 9780700604555

Pub. Date: 01/28/1990

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

"Like fire and secrecy," writes Martin Benjamin, "compromise is both indispensable and dangerous to civilized life." Using wide-ranging examples drawn from current debates--including a variety of important medical and bioethical cases--he explores the surprisingly rich and complex notion of compromise and integrity in ethics and politics. He tackles tough

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"Like fire and secrecy," writes Martin Benjamin, "compromise is both indispensable and dangerous to civilized life." Using wide-ranging examples drawn from current debates--including a variety of important medical and bioethical cases--he explores the surprisingly rich and complex notion of compromise and integrity in ethics and politics. He tackles tough questions--how practical and theoretical ethics are related, what compromise means for ethical theory, how compromise is a matter of judgment, and whether it is possible to compromise without being compromised. In the final chapter he explores the possibility of political compromise in a matter of great ethical significance--abortion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700604555
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
649,040
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

1. The Meanings of Compromise

2. Moral Compromise

3. Integrity

4. Compromise and Ethical Theory

5. Judgment and the Art of

Compromise

6. Compromise and Integrity in Politics

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

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