Hypocrisy: Ethical Investigations

Front Cover
Broadview Press, 10. mai 2004 - 352 pages

Shortlisted for 2004 Saskatchewan Book Award: Best Scholarly Writing

What is a hypocrite? What role does hypocrisy play in our lives? Why is it thought to be such an ugly vice? Is it ever acceptable? What do we lose in our indifference to it?

Hypocrisy: Ethical Investigations seeks to illuminate the concept of hypocrisy by exploring its multiple roles in our moral and political lives and struggles. The authors provide a critical examination of a wide range of perspectives on the nature, varieties, and significance of hypocrisy, arguing that it is a key concept in the investigation of the field of morality in general, including its moralizing excesses.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Historical Sketch of a Concept
19
Remarks on Method
37
A Catalogue of Cases
47
Hypocrisy After Aristotle
67
Consequentialism and Hypocrisy
95
Kant and Hypocrisy
121
Egoism and Hypocrisy
161
PRIVACY TOLERANCE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
173
Tolerance and Hypocrisy
211
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Béla Szabados and Eldon Soifer are both Professors of Philosophy at the University of Regina.

Bibliographic information