Category Archives: The Demandingness of Integrity: Saints & Monsters

Integrity may not always be a virtue – or it may demand behaviour that is or appears socially awkward, harmful or even vicious. What is the difference (if any) between the fanatic and the person of uncompromising integrity? Can the demands of integrity be unreasonable, or can there be limits set on the demands of integrity which are internal to integrity itself? Might preserving integrity require us to become saints – or turn us into monsters? Read more »

Hypocrisy in political debate

A comment piece by Owen Jones in today’s Guardian. I think it’s rather optimistic to think that this is a tactic only gone in for by the right: The modus operandi of the right is to target anyone vaguely leftish and … Continue reading

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Stoics: Portraits of Integrity

Christopher Gill’s introduction to our Portraits of Integrity meeting on the Stoics is now available. Readings Christopher Gill, ‘Stoics on Integrity‘. The text of a lecture given at York University in 2014 which discusses these Stoic ideas and consider how … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy or cynicism?

A comment piece by Giles Fraser in this week’s Guardian comparing hypocrisy to cynicism. Here’s an extract: Hypocrisy is an accusation often levelled at two groups in particular: lefties and the religious. And the thing that both these groups have … Continue reading

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Hannah Arendt on Plurality, Spaces of Meaning, and Integrity

The following paper was presented at Saints and Madmen: Integrity at its Limits, at the Einstein Forum in June 2014.

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Humanity in dark times

The following paper was presented at Saints and Madmen: Integrity at its Limits, at the Einstein Forum in June 2014.

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The danger of being ridden by a type: Reflections on integrity and depravity

The following paper was presented at Saints and Madmen: Integrity at its Limits, at the Einstein Forum in June 2014. Abstract The rhetoric of integration appeals to an all-encompassing spirit of reconciliation and unity. Yet the theory of integrity has … Continue reading

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Truth, Integrity and Democratic Politics

The following paper was presented at Saints and Madmen: Integrity at its Limits, at the Einstein Forum in June 2014.

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Rejecting Integrity, Choosing Humanity

The following paper was presented at Saints and Madmen: Integrity at its Limits, at the Einstein Forum in June 2014.  Additionally, listen to the post-paper at the end of this post. Abstract Integrity maintains the connotation of being untouched. Two … Continue reading

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Keeping One’s Bearings in a World Gone Mad

The following paper was presented at Saints and Madmen: Integrity at its Limits, at the Einstein Forum in June 2014. Transcript below. Additionally, listen to the post-paper discussion.

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Conference Poster available for download

Please download our conference poster and help us to spread the word about our fantastic June conference. If you’d like us to send you a printed version, we’d be happy to do so.

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