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Hypocrisy and Integrity

Machiavelli, Rousseau, and the Ethics of Politics

Ruth W. Grant

Hypocrisy and Integrity

Ruth W. Grant

209 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1997
Paper $31.00 ISBN: 9780226305844 Published June 1999
Cloth $34.00 ISBN: 9780226305820 Published June 1997
E-book $7.00 to $31.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226305929 Published April 2008
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
Contents
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Ch. 1: Introduction
Ch. 2: Machiavelli and the Case for Hypocrisy
Ch. 3: Moliere, Rousseau, and the Ideal of Integrity
Ch. 4: Rousseau's Political Ethics: Integrity, Prudence, and Deception
Ch. 5: Rousseau's Political Ethics: Corruption, Dependence, and Vanity
Ch. 6: Conclusion
Works cited
Index

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