Questioning the usual judgements of political ethics, Ruth W. Grant argues that hypocrisy can actually be constructive while strictly principled behavior can be destructive. "Hypocrisy and Integrity" offers a new conceptual framework that clarifies the differences between idealism and fanaticism while it uncovers the moral limits of compromise.
"Exciting and provocative. . . . Grant's work is to be highly recommended, offering a fresh reading of Rousseau and Machiavelli as well as presenting a penetrating analysis of hypocrisy and integrity."--Ronald J. Terchek, "American Political Science Review"
"A great refreshment. . . . With liberalism's best interests at heart, Grant seeks to make available a better understanding of the limits of reason in politics."--Peter Berkowitz, "New Republic"
|Machiavelli and the Case for Hypocrisy|
|Moliere, Rousseau, and the Ideal of Integrity|
|Rousseau's Political Ethics: Integrity, Prudence, and Deception|
|Rousseau's Political Ethics: Corruption, Dependence, and Vanity|
|Conclusion Works cited|
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Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 4th June 1999
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition