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 »

Full programme and abstracts for ‘Saints and Monsters’

Visit the Saints and Madmen conference page (here) for the full programme of talks and workshops, along with abstracts and biographies. Let us know what you think — we are really excited …

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Appeals to Integrity as Manipulation

“We should seek maximum publicity and maximum debunking…by making as much publicity as possible; the book will sell… and by showing that the publishers jumped early…we can question the book’s authority. We will choose five inaccuracies in the book and … Continue reading

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Readings available for Tolstoy Working Group

The readings for the second meeting of the working group are now available here. Just click on the hyperlinks in the reading list.

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First integrity project working group

Thanks to everyone who came to the first meeting of the integrity project working group in Newcastle yesterday. You can see what we got up to here (details coming soon). The next meeting will be on Friday March 28th. Led … Continue reading

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Integrity and being liked

This cartoon strip from yesterday’s metro (Nemi by Lise) captures perfectly the theme of our Saints and Madmen conference!

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Activism and Integrity: Audio recordings now available

Audio recordings are now available for the Activism and Integrity workshop. 

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Tolstoy and the philosophy of non-resistance

This talk was presented at the Activism and Integrity workshop, December 2013

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Integrity and other ‘springs of action’ the lives of nineteenth-century reformers

This talk was given at the Activism and Integrity workshop, December 2013

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Integrity in the News: the ‘heightened vigilance about authenticity’

Catherine Bennett discusses what she calls the ‘heightened vigilance about authenticity‘ in a comment piece about social mobility in today’s Guardian.

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Integrity and Activism podcasts coming soon…

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Integrity and Activism workshop on Monday. Special thanks to Northumbria University Histories of Activism Research Group and to all the speakers. We’ll have podcasts of the papers available for download early next week. … Continue reading

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