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Morality and Politics

Morality and Politics

Volume 21

Part 1

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Part of Social Philosophy and Policy

Jean Bethke Elshtain, Mark Stein, Stephen L. Elkin, Russell Hardin, Stanley A. Renshon, Tyler Cowen, Harvey Klehr, Robert Weissberg, John Haldane, James Bernard Murphy, Norman Barry, Michael Slote, George P. Fletcher, John Tomasi
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  • Date Published: February 2004
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521542210

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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.

    • Examines an array of currently pressing issues in morality and politics
    • Brings together the work of contemporary leading scholars from a variety of disciplines and perspectives
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    • Date Published: February 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521542210
    • length: 374 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 154 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • contains: 1 table
    • availability: In stock
  • 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.

  • Editors

    Ellen Frankel Paul, Bowling Green State University, Ohio

    Fred D. Miller, Jr, Bowling Green State University, Ohio

    Jeffrey Paul, Bowling Green State University, Ohio


    Jean Bethke Elshtain, Mark Stein, Stephen L. Elkin, Russell Hardin, Stanley A. Renshon, Tyler Cowen, Harvey Klehr, Robert Weissberg, John Haldane, James Bernard Murphy, Norman Barry, Michael Slote, George P. Fletcher, John Tomasi

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