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Throwing a Veil Over Equality: Equality and Hypocrisy in the Revolutionary Era

Jon Elster

in The Egalitarian Conscience: Essays in Honour of G. A. Cohen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199281688
eISBN:
9780191603747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281688.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This essay considers how the American and French revolutionaries, famous defenders of the ideal of equality, contrived to evade the implications of that ideal when it came to slaves or workers. It ... More


European Enlargement and Institutional Hypocris y

Elena A. Iankova and Peter J. Katzenstein

in The State of the European Union, 6: Law, Politics, and Society

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199257409
eISBN:
9780191600951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925740X.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Provides an account of the status of the enlargement process in the EU, both in the candidate countries and in terms of institutional changes at the EU level. In particular, it argues that European ... More


Between War and Politics: International Relations and the Thought of Hannah Arendt

Patricia Owens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199299362
eISBN:
9780191715051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299362.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This book studies war in the thought of one of the 20th-century's most important and original political thinkers, Hannah Arendt. Hannah Arendt's writing was fundamentally rooted in her understanding ... More


Rage Against Hypocrisy: On Liberal Wars for Human Rights

Patricia Owens

in Between War and Politics: International Relations and the Thought of Hannah Arendt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199299362
eISBN:
9780191715051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299362.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

Arendt was wholly ambivalent about the liberal discourse of human rights and by extension, it is argued, wars justified in their name. She can be read as far less sanguine about the apparent ... More


Publicity and Accepted Standards

Geoffrey Brennan and Philip Pettit

in The Economy of Esteem: An Essay on Civil and Political Society

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199246489
eISBN:
9780191601460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246483.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

One possible effect of increased publicity for performance is on public perceptions of prevailing standards–and this effect will intensify or moderate esteem incentives. As a result, providers of ... More


From Polite Fictions to Hypocrisy

Jon Hall

in Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the more manipulative and self-interested uses of affiliative politeness among Cicero's correspondents. It suggests that at times it is difficult for us to distinguish between ... More


Ways of Silencing Critics

G. A. Cohen

Michael Otsuka (ed.)

in Finding Oneself in the Other

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148809
eISBN:
9781400845323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148809.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses a few questions: What, exactly, is the scope of tu quoque? When does it have force? In addition, the chapter considers what explains that force and how exactly does tu quoque ... More


“Do Not Neglect This Golden Body of Yours”: Personal and Social Transformations through Baul Songs

Lisa I. Knight

in Contradictory Lives: Baul Women in India and Bangladesh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199773541
eISBN:
9780199897353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773541.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks closely at songs performed and composed by Baul women. Bauls are especially well known for their evocative songs, and they use their songs to further personal as well as societal ... More


Hard Feelings: The Moral Psychology of Contempt

Macalester Bell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199794140
eISBN:
9780199332625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794140.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Contempt is often derided as a thoroughly nasty emotion inimical to the respect we owe all persons, but ethicists have said little about what contempt is or whether it deserves its ugly reputation. ... More


. Do All Somehow Aim at the Good?

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers as examples, how Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin spoke during the great public crises in their careers, especially when war began between their countries. It notes that their ... More


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