Oxford University Press (2008)
|Abstract||Coady explores the challenges that morality poses to politics. He confronts the complex intellectual tradition known as realism, which seems to deny any relevance of morality to politics, especially international politics. He argues that, although realism has many serious faults, it has lessons to teach us: in particular, it cautions us against the dangers of moralism in thinking about politics and particularly foreign affairs. Morality must not be confused with moralism: Coady characterizes various forms of moralism and sketches their distorting influence on a realistic political morality. He seeks to restore the concept of ideals to an important place in philosophical discussion, and to give it a particular pertinence in the discussion of politics. He deals with the fashionable idea of "dirty hands," according to which good politics will necessarily involve some degree of moral taint or corruption. Finally, he examines the controversial issue of the role of lying and deception in politics. Along the way Coady offers illuminating discussion of historical and current political controversies. This lucid book will provoke and stimulate anyone interested in the interface of morality and politics|
|Buy the book||$10.98 used (69% off) $20.39 new (42% off) $28.89 direct from Amazon (18% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||JA79.C62 2008|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) (2004). Morality and Politics. Cambridge University Press.
John D. Carlson (2008). The Morality, Politics, and Irony of War: Recovering Reinhold Niebuhr's Ethical Realism. Journal of Religious Ethics 36 (4):619-651.
Stephen de Wijze (2012). The Challenge of a Moral Politics: Mendus and Coady on Politics, Integrity and 'Dirty Hands'. Res Publica 18 (2):189-200.
Glen Newey (2001). After Politics: The Rejection of Politics in Contemporary Liberal Philosophy. Palgrave.
Paul Gilbert (2009). Messy Morality: The Challenge of Politics – by C. A. J. Coady the Trouble with Terror: Liberty, Security and the Response to Terrorism – by Tamar Meisels Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Ethics and Liberal Democracy – by Seumas Miller. [REVIEW] Journal of Applied Philosophy 26 (4):418-420.
Igor Primoratz (ed.) (2007). Politics and Morality. Palgrave Macmillan.
Craig L. Carr (2010). Liberalism and Pluralism: The Politics of E Pluribus Unum. Palgrave Macmillan.
S. Clarke (2009). Messy Morality: The Challenge of Politics * By C. A. J. COADY. Analysis 69 (4):794-795.
Christian Nadeau (2009). Messy Morality: The Challenge of Politics - by C. A. J. Coady. Ethics and International Affairs 23 (4):423-425.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads28 ( #44,870 of 556,896 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #64,931 of 556,896 )
How can I increase my downloads?