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Beyond Strauss, Lies and the War in Iraq: A Critique of Neoconservatism

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/9780199299362.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

Arendt articulated the dangers of moralism in the political realm that avoids realist cynicism. She is better placed to challenge the neoconservative vision of international affairs, ideological ... More


Lying and Deception about Questions of War and Peace: Case Studies

Thomas L. Carson

in Lying and Deception: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577415
eISBN:
9780191722813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577415.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter examines cases in which political leaders and public figures told lies or engaged in deception as a pretext for fighting wars. The examples given here include William Randolph Hearst, ... More


Confronting Obstacles to Persuasion

James L. Kastely

in The Rhetoric of Plato'S Republic: Democracy and the Philosophical Problem of Persuasion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226278629
eISBN:
9780226278766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226278766.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

If Socrates is to provide a genuinely persuasive defense of justice, he must radically revise the narratives that transmit the culture’s values, and he must challenge the audience’s misperception of ... More


Why the Philosopher Kings will Believe the Noble Lie

Catherine Rowett

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy: Volume 50

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198778226
eISBN:
9780191830105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778226.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

One puzzle about the so-called ‘Noble Lie’ is how, if at all, the rulers in the ideal state (so-called ‘philosopher kings and queens’) could be brought to believe it. This paper shows that the story ... More


The Aspiration of Analytical Coherence

Conor Gearty

in Principles of Human Rights Adjudication

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199287222
eISBN:
9780191700422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287222.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter discusses the aspiration of analytical coherence. The first section considers the legal reasoning in the system into which the Human ... More


Reason and Miracles

Michael LeBuffe

in Spinoza on Reason

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190845803
eISBN:
9780190845834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845803.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In chapter 6 of the Theological Political Treatise, Spinoza writes that Scripture does not aim to convince reason but instead aims to inspire devotion. Ordinary people, he suggests, can be made to ... More


Korematsu’s Chameleonic Deployment

Eric K. Yamamoto

in In the Shadow of Korematsu: Democratic Liberties and National Security

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190878955
eISBN:
9780190878986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878955.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter depicts Korematsu’s uncertain legal and political status. It starts with a capsule of 9/11 security measures and charges of excess and abuse. It also surfaces a hidden piece of liberty ... More


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