THE POLITICS OF VIRTUE TODAY: A CRITIQUE AND A PROPOSAL

@article{Burtt1993THEPO,
  title={THE POLITICS OF VIRTUE TODAY: A CRITIQUE AND A PROPOSAL},
  author={S. Burtt},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={1993},
  volume={87},
  pages={207-222}
}
  • S. Burtt
  • Published 1993
  • Sociology
  • American Political Science Review
Burtt initially distinguishes various strands of thought on civic virtue, particularly a public, participatory republican version (e.g., Rousseau or Tocqueville) and a more private, less participatory liberal orientation (e.g., J. S. Mill). Then, drawing especially on Machiavelli and Rousseau, Burtt argues that classical conceptions of civic virtue simply demand too much from humans who are typically concerned with personal ambition and comfort. Burtt finds that some contemporary versions of… Expand

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