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Dignity, Character and Self-Respect - Robin S. Dillon

Dignity, Character and Self-Respect

By: Robin S. Dillon (Editor)

Paperback Published: 13th December 1994
ISBN: 9780415907095
Number Of Pages: 288

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This is the first anthology to bring together a selection of the most important contemporary philosophical essays on the nature and moral significance of self-respect. Representing a diversity of views, the essays illustrate the complexity of self-respect and explore its connections to such topics as personhood, dignity, rights, character, autonomy, integrity, identity, shame, justice, oppression and empowerment. The book demonstrates that self-respect is a formidable concern which goes to the very heart of both moral theory and moral life.
The essays address numerous questions: What is it to have self-respect or to respect oneself? How does this differ from self-esteem, pride and confidence? What is it to lack self-respect? Does it matter morally whether a person respects herself? Is self-respect a wholly moral, or morally good, phenomenon? How are self-respect and respect for others related, conceptually and practically? How does self-respect operate in contexts of oppression? In the introduction to the book, Robin S. Dillon provides a comprehensive overview of the issues, placing recent contributions within the philosophical tradition and highlighting the relevance of self-respect to current political concerns.
Contributors: Bernard Boxill, Stephen L. Darwall, John Deigh, Robin S. Dillon, Thomas E. Hill, Jr., Aurel Kolnai, Stephen J. Massey, Diana T. Meyers, Michelle M. Moody-Adams, John Rawls, Gabriele Taylor, Elizabeth Telfer, Laurence L. Thomas.

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"This collection consists of fourteen essays, a long introduction, and a useful bibliography. All of these essays have appeared previously-either in philosophy journals or as book chapters-over the last thirty years.." -" Review of Metaphysics, June 1997

Introductionp. 1
Dignityp. 53
Servility and Self-Respectp. 76
Self-Respect and Protestp. 93
Self-Respectp. 107
Self-Respect Reconsideredp. 117
Self-Respect, Excellences, and Shamep. 125
Shame and Self-Esteem: A Critiquep. 133
Shame, Integrity, and Self-Respectp. 157
Two Kinds of Respectp. 181
Is Self-Respect a Moral or a Psychological Concept?p. 198
Self-Respect and Autonomyp. 218
Self-Respect: Theory and Practicep. 251
Race, Class, and the Social Construction of Self-Respectp. 271
Toward a Feminist Conception of Self-Respectp. 290
Bibliographyp. 311
Indexp. 320
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ISBN: 9780415907095
ISBN-10: 0415907098
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 13th December 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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