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Cunning Don Herzog 0691124159 9780691124155 Want to be cunning? You might wish you were more clever, more flexible, able to cut a few corners without getting caught, to dive now and again into iniquity and surface clutching a priz
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Cunning by Don Herzog

Want to be cunning? You might wish you were more clever, more flexible, able to cut a few corners without getting caught, to dive now and again into iniquity and surface clutching a prize. You might want to roll your eyes at those slaves of duty who play by the rules. Or you might think theres something sleazy about that stance, even if it does seem to pay off. Does that make you a chump? With pointedly mischievous prose, Don Herzog explores whats alluring and whats revolting in cunning. He draws on a colorful range of sources: tales of Odysseus; texts from Machiavelli; pamphlets from early modern England; salesmens newsletters; Christian apologetics; plays; sermons; philosophical treatises; detective novels; famous, infamous, and obscure historical cases; and more. The book is in three parts, bookended by two murderous churchmen. Dilemmas explores some canonical moments of cunning and introduces the distinction between knaves and fools as a time-honored but radically deficient scheme. Appearances assails conventional approaches to unmasking. Surveying ignorance and self-deception, Despair? deepens the case that we ought to be cunning--and then sees what we might say in response. Throughout this beguiling book, Herzog refines our sense of whats troubling in this terrain. He shows that rationality, social roles, and morality are tangled together--and trickier than we thought.

Author: Don Herzog

Language: English

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 208

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication Date: 2006-01-22

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ISBN: 0691124159


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