No country for honest men: political philosophers and real politics

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Jubb, Robert and Kurtulmuş, Faik (2012) No country for honest men: political philosophers and real politics. Political Studies, 60 (3). pp. 539-556. ISSN 0032-3217

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9248.2011.00934.x


There are limits on the duty to tell the truth. Sometimes, because of the undesirable consequences of honesty, we are morally required not to reveal certain truths and can even be required to lie. In this article,we explore the implications of this uncontroversial claim for the practice of political philosophers.We argue that, given the consequences of misunderstandings and misrepresentations that might occur, political philosophers will sometimes be under a moral duty not to disseminate their research and, in highly exceptional cases, have a moral duty to lie outright.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:lying; non-ideal theory; political realism
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
ID Code:19387
Deposited By:Ahmet Faik Kurtulmuş
Deposited On:16 Oct 2012 14:27
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 11:28

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