Politics And Morality

Hardcover | February 15, 2007

EditorIgor Primoratz

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A timely contribution from prominent philosophers to the public debate about morality and politics, exploring the fundamental problem of their relation and a string of specific issues. Is political morality more permissive of deception, manipulation and violence? Is there room for morality in international relations? Is patriotism a virtue? What are the moral costs of policies that keep out most of those seeking immigration or asylum? May we use torture in the 'war on terror'? What are the moral hazards of military obedience?

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A timely contribution from prominent philosophers to the public debate about morality and politics, exploring the fundamental problem of their relation and a string of specific issues. Is political morality more permissive of deception, manipulation and violence? Is there room for morality in international relations? Is patriotism a vi...

IGOR PRIMORATZ is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of Justifying Legal Punishment and Ethics and Sex, editor of Human Sexuality, Patriotism and Terrorism: The Philoso...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:February 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023001965X

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Introduction--I.Primoratz * PART I * Dirty Hands: Doing Wrong to do Right--S.de Wijze * There is no Dilemma of Dirty Hands--K.Nielsen * Punishing the Dirty--N.Levy * The Moral, the Personal and the Political--G.Cullity * Professional Ethics for Politicians?--A.Alexandra * Noble Cause Corruption in Politics--S.Miller * The Moral Reality in Realism--C.A.J.Coady * PART II * Patriotism: Its Moral Credentials--J.Gaffney * Political Complicity: Democracy and Shared Responsibility--J.Thompson * 'Barbarians at the Gates': The Moral Costs of Political Community--R.Sparrow * Lying and Politics--D.W.Lovell * Torture and Political Morality--J.Kleinig * Military Obedience: Rhetoric and Reality--J.Wolfendale * Index