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322 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The struggler
  • The plan
  • The in crowd
  • Friends and enemies
  • The friendly company
  • The seventeenth floor
  • The black box
  • The world at his feet
  • See no evil
  • The fall of Bernie Madoff
  • Shattered lives.
It was an inconceivable deception: over $65 billion stolen in the world's largest Ponzi scheme. With new and revealing interviews with those who worked closest to him and his family, "Betrayal" is an in-depth, penetrating look at the man who perpetrated history's most notorious financial crime. Despite the crush of media attention on Madoff's scam, little is known about Madoff himself. What could lead a seemingly good man to ruin the lives of everyone who ever cared about him? What caused Bernie Madoff to commit an unspeakable act of betrayal, bankrupting his family, his friends, his mentors, and thousands of investors who depended upon him for their livelihoods? "Betrayal: The Life and Lies of Bernie Madoff" is about the man who realised that he could have everything he wanted if he simply lied to the people who trusted him the most. Author Andrew Kirtzman tracked down more than a hundred people from Madoff's past, poured over thousands of pages of court records; private e-mails; phone-conversation transcripts; and, census, military, and immigration records. The result is a fascinating story about the rise of a deeply immoral man.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780061870774 20160606
Law Library (Crown)
xxxii, 803 p. ; 27 cm. + teacher's manual.
Law Library (Crown)
xv, 933 p., plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The legacy of war
  • Retribution
  • The rehabilitation of Europe
  • The impossible settlement
  • The coming of the cold war
  • Into the whirlwind
  • Culture wars
  • The end of old Europe
  • The politics of stability
  • Lost illusions
  • The age of affluence
  • The social democratic moment
  • The spectre of revolution
  • The end of the affair
  • Diminished expectations
  • Politics in a new key
  • A time of transition
  • The new realism
  • The power of the powerless
  • The end of the old order
  • A fissile continent
  • The reckoning
  • The old Europe--and the new
  • The varieties of Europe
  • Europe as a way of life
  • Epilogue: From the house of the dead : an essay on modern European memory.
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award One of the "New York Times"'" "Ten Best Books of the Year Almost a decade in the making, this much-anticipated grand history of postwar Europe from one of the world's most esteemed historians and intellectuals is a singular achievement. "Postwar" is the first modern history that covers all of Europe, both east and west, drawing on research in six languages to sweep readers through thirty-four nations and sixty years of political and cultural change-all in one integrated, enthralling narrative. Both intellectually ambitious and compelling to read, thrilling in its scope and delightful in its small details, "Postwar" is a rare joy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780143037750 20160606
Law Library (Crown)
v, 230 p. ; 28 cm.
  • Introduction to cyberlaw
  • Jurisdiction
  • Constitutional law issues
  • On-line business concerns
  • Intellectual property law issues
  • Cybercrimes.
Law Library (Crown)
xvi, 794 p. ; 30 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xxi, 234 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 328 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1: The Problem 1. Truthfulness and Truth 1 2. Authority 7 3. Nietzsche 12 Chapter 2: Genealogy 1. Real and Fictional 20 2. Naturalism 22 3. The State of Nature Is Not the Pleistocene 27 4. How Can Fictions Help? 31 5. Shameful Origins 35 6. The Genealogy of Truthfulness 38 Chapter 3: The State of Nature: A Rough Guide 1. The Division of Labour 41 2. Plain Truths 45 3. Space, Time, and Indeterminacy 53 4. Value: The Story So Far 57 Chapter 4: Truth, Assertion, and Belief 1. Truth Itself 63 2. Assertions and Truth 66 3. Assertions and Knowledge 76 4. Beliefs and Truth 79 Chapter 5: Sincerity: Lying and Other Styles of Deceit 1. Value: An Internal Connection? 84 2. Trust 88 3. Trustworthiness in Speech 93 4. Dispositions of Sincerity 96 5. Fetishizing Assertion 100 6. Deserving the Truth 110 Chapter 6: Accuracy: A Sense of Reality 1. The Elaboration of Accuracy 123 2. Methods and Obstacles 126 3. Realismand Fantasy 135 4. Truthfulness and Freedom 141 Chapter 7: What Was Wrong with Minos? 1. Introduction 149 2. Thucydides 151 3. "Legendary Times" 155 4. The Past and the Truth 161 Chapter 8: From Sincerity to Authenticity 1. An Ambiguous Invention 172 2. Rousseau 173 3. Diderot and Rameau's Nephew 185 4. Steadying the Mind 191 5. Authenticity and Other People 199 Chapter 9: Truthfulness, Liberalism, and Critique 1. Truth and Politics 206 2. Democracy and Liberty 210 3. The Marketplace of Ideas 213 4. Critique 219 5. The Critical Theory Test 225 Chapter 10: Making Sense 1. Narratives 233 2. Structures and Explanations 241 3. Audiences 250 4. Needs 258 Endnote. The Vocabulary of Truth: An Example 271 Notes 279 Bibliography 309 Acknowledgements 321 Index 323.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691117911 20160606
What does it mean to be truthful? What role does truth play in our lives? What do we lose if we reject truthfulness? No philosopher is better suited to answer these questions than Bernard Williams. Writing with his characteristic combination of passion and elegant simplicity, he explores the value of truth and finds it to be both less and more than we might imagine. Modern culture exhibits two attitudes toward truth: suspicion of being deceived (no one wants to be fooled) and skepticism that objective truth exists at all (no one wants to be naive). This tension between a demand for truthfulness and the doubt that there is any truth to be found is not an abstract paradox. It has political consequences and signals a danger that our intellectual activities, particularly in the humanities, may tear themselves to pieces. Williams's approach, in the tradition of Nietzsche's genealogy, blends philosophy, history, and a fictional account of how the human concern with truth might have arisen. Without denying that we should worry about the contingency of much that we take for granted, he defends truth as an intellectual objective and a cultural value. He identifies two basic virtues of truth, Accuracy and Sincerity, the first of which aims at finding out the truth and the second at telling it. He describes different psychological and social forms that these virtues have taken and asks what ideas can make best sense of them today. Truth and Truthfulness presents a powerful challenge to the fashionable belief that truth has no value, but equally to the traditional faith that its value guarantees itself. Bernard Williams shows us that when we lose a sense of the value of truth, we lose a lot both politically and personally, and may well lose everything.
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Law Library (Crown)
xii, 401 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: Violating trust and loyalty
  • Violating trust and loyalty : a typology
  • Violating trust and loyalty : categories and cases
  • Treason
  • Violating trust and loyalty during World War II : part 1
  • Violating trust and loyalty during World War II : part 2
  • Radio Traitors : Lord Haw-Haw and Tokyo Rose
  • Intellectual betrayal : Ezra Pound and Knut Hamsun
  • Edward VIII : a traitor monarch?
  • The case of Malinali Tenepal--Malinche
  • Treason in Judaism and Israel.
Betrayal and Treason examines betrayals as violations of both trust and loyalty. It offers a typology based on membership in or out of collectives within the contexts of secrecy/non-secrecy. The book shows that betrayals include such categories as espionage, whistle-blowing, infidelity, political turncoating, conversions, collaboration with occupying forces, informers, mutinies, defections, strike-breakers, professional, intellectual, and international betrayals, human rights violations, surveillance, assassinations, and state sponsored terror. Each one of the categories is presented with enticing, stimulating, and appropriate real-life illustrations and narratives. The book focuses on treason, examines diverse cultures (European countries, Israel, Canada, the United States) and such periods as World War II, the conquest of Mexico, and looks at such figures as Benedict Arnold, Ezra Pound, Edward VIII, Malinche, Vindkun Quisling, Lord Haw Haw, Tokyo Rose, and a host of others. Since World War II is an excellent period through which one can examine issues of treason, and since there has been such an increased interest in World War II, this book places a particular emphasis on that period and war. Betrayal and Treason is original in its conceptual framework, and in its breadth and depth of coverage. Yet judging by the amount of books published on similar topics in the past, there can hardly be a doubt that there has always been a genuine demand and "hunger" for an inclusive and integrative book such as this one. By offering a new and interpretive framework for betrayals, this book can serve both scholars and lay people alike in gaining a much better understanding of such a complex and fascinating behavior as betrayal.
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Law Library (Crown)
280 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Dirty hands and ordinary life / Michael Stocker
  • Missionaries and mercenaries / Ronald Beiner
  • Bernard Shaw and dirty-hands politics : a comparison of Mrs. Warren's profession and Major Barbara / John Allett
  • Politics, power, and partisanship / Tom Sorell
  • Principles and politics / Leah Bradshaw
  • Justice, expediency, and practices of thinking / Evan Simpson
  • Democratic legitimacy and official discretion / Arthur Applbaum
  • There is no dilemma of dirty hands / Kai Nielsen
  • On the one hand and on the other / Michael Yeo
  • Bribery, business, and the problem of dirty hands / A.W. Cragg
  • Hands : clean and tied or dirty and bloody / Michael McDonald
  • Ethical politics and the Clinton affair / Ian Greene and David P. Shugarman
  • Retrospection and democracy : bringing political conduct under the Constitution / S.L. Sutherland
  • Democratic dirty hands? / David P. Shugarman.
The essays in this book deal with the appropriateness of "dirty hands" in politics, the widely held view that politics is a dirty business and those who engage in it can't help but get their hands dirty-Oliver North's self-defense in the aftermath of the Iran-Contra affair is a good example. The book explores the meaning of the term and its implications; whether dirty hands is useful as a description of the way public figures actually behave in crisis and whether it is acceptable as a model for guiding ethical and efficacious conduct. Contributing authors present differing appreciations both of the extent to which there are dirty hands in political decision-making and actions, and of the justifiability of such conduct if and when it presents itself. Defenders of dirty hands make the argument (in various ways) that sometimes cruelty and/or deception are necessary means to achieve a desirable end. The desirable goal may be advancing the greater good or it may mean preventing a considerable evil. On the other hand, there are a variety of strong arguments for rejecting the practice as well as the theoretical justifications of dirty-handed activity. The book presents arguments and analyses pro and con for using normally repugnant methods to advance worthy ends. The dirty hands problem sets ethicists, political theorists, and social philosophers against one another on empirical, logical, and normative grounds, leaving it to readers to form their own views. However, the debate about dirty hands is also directly relevant to the consideration of ethical problems in a more general sense because its ultimate concern-how to act rightly when moral rules point in contradictory directions-can come to the fore in many circumstances in social life. Accordingly, several of the essays address broad moral questions beyond the dilemmas faced by political leaders.
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Law Library (Crown)
xii, 369 p. ; 24 cm.
  • What do women want in a moral theory?
  • The need for more than justice
  • Unsafe loves
  • Hume, the women's moral theorist?
  • Hume, the reflective women's epistemologist?
  • Trust and antitrust
  • Trust and its vulnerabilities
  • Sustaining trust
  • Trusting people
  • Violent demonstrations
  • Claims, rights, responsibilities
  • How can individualists share responsibility?
  • Moralism and cruelty : reflections on Hume and Kant
  • Ethics in many different voices
  • A naturalist view of persons.
Annette Baier delivers an appeal for our fundamental moral notions to be governed not by rules and codes but by trust: a moral prejudice. Topics covered range from violence and cruelty to love and justice, and are linked by a preoccupation with vulnerability and inequality of vulnerability, with trust and distrust of equals and with cooperation and isolation. Throughout, she is concerned with the theme of women's roles. In this exploration of the implications of trusting to trust rather than proscription, Baier interweaves anecdote and autobiography with readings of Hume and Kant.
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Law Library (Crown)
xii, 211 p. ; 22 cm.
  • The historical self
  • Three dimensions of loyalty
  • Minimal loyalty : "thou shalt not betray me, "
  • Maximum loyalty : "thou shalt be one with me, "
  • Loyalty as privacy
  • Teaching loyalty
  • Rights, duties, and the flag
  • Enlightened loyalty.
At a time when age-old political structures are crumbling, civil strife abounds, and economic uncertainty dominates the news, loyalty offers us security in our relationships with associates, friends, and family. Yet loyalty is a suspect virtue. It is not impartial. It is not blind. It violates the principles of morality that have dominated Western thought for the last two hundred years. Loyalties are also thought to be irrational and contrary to the spirit of Capitalism. In a free market society, we are encouraged to move to the competition when we are not happy. This way of thinking has invaded our personal relationships and undermined our capacities for friendship and loyalty to those who do not serve our immediate interests. As George P. Fletcher writes, it is time for loyal bonds, born of history and experience, to prevail both over impartial morality and the self-interested thinking of the market trader. In this extended essay, Fletcher offers an account of loyalty that illuminates its role in our relationships with family and friends, our ties to country, and the commitment of the religious to God and their community. Fletcher opposes the traditional view of the moral self as detached from context and history. He argues instead that loyalty, not impartial detachment, should be the central feature of our moral and political lives. He claims that a commitment to country is necessary to improve the lot of the poor and disadvantaged. This commitment may well require greater reliance on patriotic rituals in education and a reconsideration of the Supreme Court's extending the First Amendment to protect flag burning. Given the worldwide currents of parochialism and politicaldecentralization, the task for us, Fletcher argues, is to renew our commitment to a single nation united in its diversity. Bringing to bear his expertise as a law professor, Fletcher reasons that legal systems should defer to existing relationships of loyalty. Surrogate mothers should not be.
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This book is an important contribution to the public debate on morality, politics, and the law, and is unique in its exploration of loyalty and its role in our personal and national identity.
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Law Library (Crown)

12. Idolatry [1992]

299 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Idolatry and Betrayal 2. Idolatry and Representation 3. Idolatry and Myth 4. Idolatry as Error 5. The Wrong God 6. The Ethics of Belief 7. From Idolatrous Belief to Idolatrous Practice 8. Idolatry and Political Authority Conclusion Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674443136 20160606
"You shall have no other gods besides Me". This injunction, handed down through Moses 3000 years ago, marks one of the most decisive shifts in Western culture: away from polytheism toward monotheism. Despite the momentous implications of such a turn, the role of idolatry in giving it direction and impetus is little understood. This book examines the meaning and nature of idolatry - and, in doing so, reveals much about the monotheistic tradition that defines itself against this sin. The authors consider Christianity and Islam, but focus primarily on Judaism. They explore competing claims about the concept of idolatry that emerges in the Hebrew Bible, as a "whoring after false gods". Does such a description, grounded in an analogy of sexual relations, presuppose the actual existence of other gods with whom someone might sin? Or are false gods the product of "mens hands", simply a matter of misguided belief? The authors show how this debate, over idolatry as practice or error, has taken shape and has in turn shaped the course of Western thought - from the differentiation between Jewish and Christian conceptions of God to the distinctions between true and false belief that inform the tradition of religious enlightenment. Ranging with authority from the Talmud to Maimonides, from Marx to Nietzsche and on to G.E. Moore, this account of a subject central to our culture also has much to say about metaphor, myth and the application of philosophical analysis to religious concepts and sensibilities.
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This text examines the meaning and nature of idolatry, revealing much about the monotheistic tradition that defines itself against this "sin". The authors consider Christianity and Islam but focus primarily on Judaism. They explore competing claims about the concept of idolatry that emerges in the Hebrew Bible as a "whorling after false gods". The authors show how this debate over idolatry as practice or error has taken place and has, in turn, shaped the course of Western thought.
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Law Library (Crown)
246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Formal structures and social reality / Bernard Williams
  • The biological evolution of cooperation and trust / Patrick Bateson
  • Individuals, interpersonal relations, and trust / David Good
  • Trust as a commodity / Partha Dasgupta
  • Trust and political agency / John Dunn
  • Familiarity, confidence, trust : problems and alternatives / Niklas Luhmann
  • Three ironies in trust / Geoffrey Hawthorn
  • The destruction of trust and its economic consequences in the case of eighteenth-century Naples / Anthony Pagden
  • Trust, cohesion, and the social order / Ernest Gellner
  • Mafia : the price of distrust / Diego Giambetta
  • Kinship, contract, and trust : the economic organization of migrants in an African city slum / Keith Hart
  • Neither friends nor strangers : informal networks of subcontracting in French industry / Edward H. Lorenz
  • Can we trust trust? / Diego Giambetta.
A collection of essays examining the idea of trust from the standpoint of different disciplines. The contributors, drawn from Europe, Britain and the USA, aim to provide illuminating insights into how "trust" is variously regarded in the world of scholarship.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780631175872 20160527
Law Library (Crown)

14. Ordinary vices [1984]

268 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Thinking about Vices 1. Putting Cruelty First 2. Let Us not be Hypocritical 3. What is Wrong with Snobbery? 4. The Ambiguities of Betrayal 5. Misanthropy 6. Bad Characters for Good Liberals Notes Credits Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674641761 20160606
The seven deadly sins of Christianity represent the abysses of character, whereas Shklar's "ordinary vices"--cruelty, hypocrisy, snobbery, betrayal, and misanthropy--are merely treacherous shoals, flawing our characters with mean-spiritedness and inhumanity. Shklar draws from a brilliant array of writers--Moliere and Dickens on hypocrisy, Jane Austen on snobbery, Shakespeare and Montesquieu on misanthropy, Hawthorne and Nietzsche on cruelty, Conrad and Faulkner on betrayal--to reveal the nature and effects of the vices. She examines their destructive effects, the ambiguities of the moral problems they pose to the liberal ethos, and their implications for government and citizens: liberalism is a difficult and challenging doctrine that demands a tolerance of contradiction, complexity, and the risks of freedom.
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Law Library (Crown)
xix, 358 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
  • Alcestis
  • Medea
  • Hippolytus
  • Andromache
  • Ion
  • Trojan women
  • Electra
  • Iphigenia among the Taurians
  • The Bacchants
  • Iphigenia at Aulis
  • Glossary of proper names.
Law Library (Crown)
182 p. ; 21 cm.
  • War and massacre / Thomas Nagel
  • Utilitarianism and the rules of war / R.B. Brandt
  • Rules of war and moral reasoning / R.M. Hare
  • Political action : the problem of dirty hands / Michael Walzer
  • World War II : why was this war different? / Michael Walzer
  • Responsibility for crimes of war / Sanford Levinson
  • The relevance of Nuremberg / Richard Wasserstrom
  • Selective conscientious objection and the Gillette decision / David Malament.
This remarkably rich collection of articles focuses on moral questions about war. The essays, originally published in Philosophy & Public Affairs, cover a wide range of topics from several points of view by writers from the fields of political science, philosophy, and law. The discussion of war and moral responsibility falls into three general categories: problems of political and military choice, problems about the relation of an individual to the actions of his government, and more abstract ethical questions as well. The first category includes questions about the ethical and legal aspects of war crimes and the laws of war; about the source of moral restrictions on military methods or goals; and about differences in suitability of conduct which may depend on differences in the nature of the opponent. The second category includes questions about the conditions for responsibility of individual soldiers and civilian officials for war crimes, and about the proper attitude of a government toward potential conscripts who reject its military policies. The third category includes disputes between absolutist, deontological, and utilitarian ethical theories, and deals with questions about the existence of insoluble moral dilemmas.
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Law Library (Crown)
188 p. ; 21 cm.
  • 1. Sincerity: Its Origin and Rise 2. The Honest Soul and the Disintegrated Consciousness 3. The Sentiment of Being and the Sentiments of Art 4. The Heroic, and Beautiful, and Authentic 5. Society and Authenticity 6. The Authentic Unconscious Reference Notes Index of Names.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674808614 20160606
Now and then, writes Lionel Triling it is possible to observe the moral life in process of revising itself. In this new book he is concerned with such a mutation: the process by which the arduous enterprise of sincerity, of being true to one's self, came to occupy a place of supreme importance in the moral life--and the further shift which finds that place now usurped by the darker and still more strenuous modern ideal of authenticity. Instances range over the whole of Western literature and thought, from Shakespeare to Hegel to Sartre, from Robespierre to R.D. Laing, suggesting the contradictions and ironies to which the ideals of sincerity and authenticity give rise, most especially in contemporary life. Lucid, and brilliantly framed, its view of cultural history will give Sincerity and Authenticity an important place among the works of this distinguished critic.
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Law Library (Crown)
408 p. illus.
Law Library (Crown)