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The virtues of mendacity : on lying in politics

Author: Martin Jay
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, ©2010.
Series: Richard lectures, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines what has been said in support of, and opposition to, political lying from Plato and St Augustine to Hannah Arendt and Leo Strauss. This title shows that each philosopher's argument  Read more...

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Jay, Martin, 1944-
Virtues of mendacity.
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)760061517
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Jay
ISBN: 9780813929729 0813929725 9780813929767 0813929768 9780813932460 0813932467
OCLC Number: 449283801
Description: xv, 241 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: American democracy and the dream of transparent politics --
On lying --
On the political --
On lying in politics.
Series Title: Richard lectures, 2008.
Responsibility: Martin Jay.
Local System Bib Number:
375763
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"Many works have dealt with lying and with politics, and some have dealt with the two themes together. But nobody has done quite what Jay does. He gives us an erudite survey of much of the literature Read more...

 
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