Truth and governance : religious and secular perspectives
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Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2021].
ISBN
9780815739302, 0815739303
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xi, 308 pages ; 23 cm.
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Published
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2021].
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9780815739302, 0815739303

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Includes bibliographical references (page 279-286) and index.
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"What role does truth play in government? In context of recent political discourse around the globe--and especially in the United States--it is easy to believe that truth, in the form of indisputable facts, is a matter of debate. But it's also important to remember that since ancient times, every religious and philosophical tradition has wrestled with this question. In this volume, scholars representing ten traditions--Western and Eastern, religious and secular--address the nature of truth and its role in government. Among the questions they address: When is deception permissible, or even a good thing? What remedies are necessary and useful when governments fail in their responsibilities to be truthful? The authors consider the relationship between truth and governance in democracies, but also in non-democratic regimes. Although democracy is distinctive in requiring truth as a fundamental basis for governing, non-democratic forms of government also cannot do without truth entirely. If ministers cannot give candid advice to rulers, the government's policies are likely to proceed on false premises and therefore fail. If rulers do not speak truthfully to their people, trust will erode. Each author in this book addresses a common set of issues: the nature of truth; the morality of truth-telling; the nature of government, which shapes each tradition's understanding of the relationship between governance and truth; the legitimacy and limits of regulating speech; and remedies when truth becomes divorced from governance."--Publisher description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Palmer, T. G., & Galston, W. A. 1. (2021). Truth and governance: religious and secular perspectives . Brookings Institution Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Palmer, Tom G. and William A. 1946- Galston. 2021. Truth and Governance: Religious and Secular Perspectives. Brookings Institution Press.

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Palmer, Tom G. and William A. 1946- Galston. Truth and Governance: Religious and Secular Perspectives Brookings Institution Press, 2021.

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Palmer, Tom G.,, and William A. 1946- Galston. Truth and Governance: Religious and Secular Perspectives Brookings Institution Press, 2021.

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