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Author Kis, János, 1943-

Title Politics as a moral problem / by János Kis
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2008
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Contents The circumstances of politics -- Realism : the unconstrained thesis -- Indirect motivation : the narrow thesis -- Outlines of a neo-classical theory -- Realism : the constrained thesis -- Indirect motivation : the wide thesis -- Dirty hands in politics -- Dirty hands and moral dilemmas -- Appendix : "living in truth."
Summary "The instincts of democratic citizens concerning political morality pull in opposite directions. On the one hand, we tend to think that the norms of political action are more lenient than those of private ethics. But we also believe that politicians are subject to more demanding expectations than ordinary people. Political theory must provide a coherent account of these apparently conflicting beliefs." "According to Janos Kis, the classical doctrine is capable of accounting for the first one, but at the cost of sacrificing the second. The main aim of the book is to show how the two intuitions can be integrated in a unified theory, and what such a theory tells us about the role of moral accountability in democratic politics."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Political science -- Philosophy.
Ethik
PHILOSOPHY / Political
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- General.
Political science -- Philosophy.
Politik
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Miklósi, Zoltán.
LC no. 2008030062
ISBN 1283248115
144160393X
6155211612
6613248118
963977622X
9781283248112
9781441603937
9786155211614
9786613248114
9789639776227
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