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Morality and Politics: Volume 21, Part 1: v. 21 (Social Philosophy and Policy)

Morality and Politics: Volume 21, Part 1: v. 21 (Social Philosophy and Policy)

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Cambridge University Press, 2/9/2004
EAN 9780521542210, ISBN10: 0521542219

Paperback, 374 pages, 22.9 x 15.4 x 2.3 cm
Language: English

Complicating the ancient debate over the intersection of morality and politics are diverse definitions of fundamental concepts: the right and the good, virtue and vice, personal liberty and public interest. Divisions abound, also, about whether politics should be held to a higher moral standard or whether pragmatic considerations or realpolitik should prevail. Perhaps the two poles are represented most conspicuously by Aristotle and Machiavelli. These essays address perennial concerns in political and moral theory and 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.

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.