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Motivating Political Morality

Motivating Political Morality

Robert E. Goodin

ISBN: 978-1-557-86332-4

Aug 1992, Wiley-Blackwell

208 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$60.95

Description

Knowing what is the right thing to do is one thing. bringing yourself to do it is often quite another. This book is addressed to those who ask, 'Why should I be moral?' It explores strategies and tactics for evoking moral responses from people, especially in political contexts where so much is at stake.
Introduction.

1. Motives, Moral and Otherwise.

Part I: The Moral Tack:.

2. Reciprocity and the Duty of Fair Play.

3. Uncertainty and Impartiality.

4. Non-exploitation.

Part II: The Political Tack:.

5. Extending the Franchise.

6. Entrenched Rights and Constitutional Restraints.

7. Publicity, Accountability and Discursive Defensibility.

Part III: Conclusions:.

8. Infusing Morality into Politics.

9. Taking Morality out of Politics.

References.

".a splendid tract detailing some of the arguments by which we can persuade people to act morally." Times Higher Education Supplement
* Robert Goodin is a well-known and well regarded author.
* Aims to give an overiew and to contextualise the subject.
* Accessible and jargon-free.
* Robert Goodin is a well-known and well regarded author.
* Aims to give an overiew and to contextualise the subject.
* Accessible and jargon-free.