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The Political Morality of the Late Scholastics
Civic Life, War and Conscience

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  • Date Published: April 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108492454

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  • The late scholastics, writing in the Baroque and Early Modern periods, discussed a wide variety of moral questions relating to political life in times of both peace and war. Is it ever permissible to bribe voters? Can tax evasion be morally justified? What are the moral duties of artists? Is it acceptable to fight in a war one believes to be unjust? May we surrender innocents to the enemy if it is necessary to save the state? These questions are no less relevant for philosophers and politicians today than they were for late scholastic thinkers. By bringing into play the opinions and arguments of numerous authors, many of them little known or entirely forgotten, this book is the first to provide an in-depth treatment of the dynamic and controversial nature of late scholastic applied moral thinking which demonstrates its richness and diversity.

    • Addresses the work of over seventy late scholastic writers, giving readers a rich and complete picture of key debates
    • Focuses on practical and political questions that are relevant to the real world
    • Explores the volume, content, and development over time of moral arguments on topics from war and taxation to voting and poverty
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    • Date Published: April 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108492454
    • length: 244 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    Part I. Civic Life:
    1. The ethics of electoral bribing
    2. The ethics of tax evasion
    3. Keeping out the foreign poor: the city as a private person
    4. The political duty to keep your secrets
    5. Scandal and inexcusable portraits
    Part II. War:
    6. Conscientious objection in war: from duty to right
    7. Patriotic collaborationism: Demosthenes and Alexander
    8. War and the boundaries of punitive jurisdiction
    9. Justice after victory
    Concluding remarks
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Daniel Schwartz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Daniel Schwartz is Senior Lecturer in the Departments of Political Science and International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of Aquinas on Friendship (2007) and the editor of Interpreting Suárez (Cambridge, 2011).

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