Integrity and the Virtues of Reason: Leading a Convincing Life

2014.04.34 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Greg Scherkoske, Integrity and the Virtues of Reason: Leading a Convincing Life, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 264pp.,
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2014.04.34 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Greg Scherkoske, Integrity and the Virtues of Reason: Leading a Convincing Life, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 264pp., $99.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781107000674. Reviewed by Andrea C. Westlund, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Integrity is a frequently invoked virtue in both public and private life. As Greg Scherkoske points out, we tend to admire people of integrity even when we do not agree with their views or share their convictions. And we tend to think poorly of those who readily abandon, compromise, or betray their convictions in the face of disagreement, social pressure, or temptation. It is commonly thought that integrity is a matter of having firm convictions and sticking to them even in challenging circumstances. But, we also recognize that sticking to one's convictions is not always admirable, and sometimes verges on dogmatism or pig-headedness. We admire those who are able to admit their. . .

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