Integrity and Conscience

Front Cover
Ian Shapiro, Robert Adams
NYU Press, 1998 - Law - 339 pages
0 Reviews

Can individuals believe that they are acting with integrity, yet in disobedience to the dictates of their conscience? Can they retain fidelity to their conscience while ignoring a sense of what integrity requires? Integrity and conscience are often thought to be closely related, perhaps even different aspects of a single impulse. This timely book supports a different and more complicated view. Acting with integrity and obeying one's conscience might be mutually reinforcing in some settings, but in others they can live in varying degrees of mutual tension. Bringing together prominent scholars of legal theory and political philosophy, the volume addresses both classic ruminations on integrity and conscience by Plato, Hume, and Kant as well as more contemporary examinations of professional ethics and the complex relations among politics, law and personal morality.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

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

Contents

Justification 1985
23
Harvard University Press
41
The Liberal Arts Press
111
Community 1959
115
Responsibility 1960
120
Atherton Press IV Liberty 1962
128
The Public Interest 1962
132
Majorities and Minorities 1990
134
Equality 1967
198
Representation 1968
201
Voluntary Associations 1969
203
LieberAtherton Press XV The Limits of Law 1974
208
New York University Press
268
Human Nature in Politics 1977
272
Compromise in Ethics Law and Politics 1979
274
Human Rights 1981
275

Democratic Community 1993
181
Justice 1963 reissued in 1974
184
Political Order 1996
282
Ethnicity and Group Rights 1997
317

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

About the author (1998)

Ian Shapiro is Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he also serves as Henry R. Luce Director of the Yale Center for International and Area Studies. He is the editor or author of numerous books, most recently "Political Contingency" (NYU Press) and "Rethinking Political Institutions" (NYU Press).