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Morality and Politics: Volume 21, Part 1

Morality and Politics: Volume 21, Part 1

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Divisions abound as to whether politics should be held responsible to a higher moral standard or whether pragmatic considerations, or realpolitik, should prevail. The two poles are represented most conspicuously by Aristotle (for whom the proper aim of politics is moral virtue) and Machiavelli (whose prince exalted political pragmatism over morality). The fourteen contributions to this volume address perennial concerns in political and moral theory. They 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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ISBN-13: 9780521542210
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/09/2004
Series: Social Philosophy and Policy
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.91(d)

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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