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Author Nili, Shmuel, author
Title Integrity, personal, and political / Shmuel Nili
Imprint Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  BJ1533.I58 N55 2020    DUE 12-27-21    30560400682206
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  179.9 N598 2020    DUE 12-18-22  -  30500101567892
 人文社會聯圖  BJ1533.I58 N57 2020    AVAILABLE    30650020097693
Edition First edition
Descript x, 192 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and indexex
Introduction: "Living in the Truth" -- 1. Organizing Integrity -- 2. Integrity: Political, not (only) Personal -- 3. Integrity, Self-Absorption, and Clean Hands -- 4. "All the Demagogue's Men": Or How a Liberal Democracy Disintegrates -- 5. Honoring Integrity? -- Conclusion: A Chilean Struggle
"Conventional philosophical wisdom holds that no agent can invoke its own moral integrity - no agent can invoke fidelity to its deepest ethical commitments - as an independent moral consideration. This is because moral integrity simply consists in doing what is, all-things-considered, the right thing. Integrity argues that this conventional wisdom is mistaken with regard to individual agents, but is especially misguided with regard to liberal democracies as collective agents. Even more than individual persons, liberal democracies as collective agents often face integrity considerations of independent moral force, affecting the moral status of actual political decisions. After defending this philosophical thesis, this book illustrates its practical value in thinking through a wide range of practical policy problems. These problems range from 'dirty' national security policies, through the moral status of political honours celebrating political figures of questionable integrity, to the 'clean hands' dilemmas of political operatives who enable media demagogues to scapegoat vulnerable ethnic and racial minorities"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Integrity
Honesty -- Political aspects
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